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Biersdorf & Associates is a nationwide eminent domain law firm founded in 1988 by lead attorney Dan Biersdorf on the principle that property owner’s Fifth Amendment rights must be asserted and upheld. Our firm solely represents property owners in their claims against condemning authorities with the following issues:

  1. Challenging the government’s right to take
  2. Recovery of extra damages
  3. Inverse Condemnation claims
  4. Regulatory taking claims
  5. Land use issues
  6. Constitutional law issues relating to real estate

When your property rights are threatened, you need an accomplished advocate to guide you through the eminent domain process. Our attorneys are licensed to handle cases in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. We also obtain temporary licenses in states where we are not licensed if we think the case makes sense to pursue.

Here is our lead attorney, Dan Biersdorf, discussing our role in representing property owners

Our ability to handle cases across the country allows us to focus on larger cases with unusual issues that ultimately help redefine the law in favor of property owners. We have clients in, or have handled cases in over 25 states around the country ranging from Florida to Alaska. The sheer vastness of our practice and experience speaks for itself, and is a true testament to our success as eminent domain lawyers.

Knowledge as an Eminent Domain Attorney

Skill as an Eminent Domain Attorney

Experience as an Eminent Domain Attorney

Fees & costs

We will gladly represent owners in return for an hourly fee; however, most of our clients prefer to hire us on a contingent fee basis. With a contingent fee structure, the law firm assumes the risk for earning a fee. We only receive payment if we obtain more money for the owner than the offer from the government. In that event, our standard fee equals one-third of the additional money received for the property owner.  The contingent fee structure is limited to additional damages claims. Legal issues such as challenging the right to take, appeals beyond the trial court stage, and inverse condemnation claims are handled hourly.

Continent fees refer to the fees charged by an attorney for their services.  The client is also responsible for related costs, such as court costs and expert fees. The primary additional costs are hiring any needed expert witnesses. Generally, every case will require an appraiser. Depending upon the case, there may be a need for an additional expert witness, such as a planner, a broker, a hydrologist, a traffic engineer or other individual with unique skills required for a particular case. However, many cases only require the use of an appraiser.

In some states, attorney’s fees and costs may be recoverable from the government once the statutory threshold is met. 

No cost evaluation and consultation

If you have questions about the eminent domain process, or if you would like us to review an appraisal or offer you have received from the government, please give us a call at 866.339.7242. There is no charge or obligation.