Thu., December 12, 2013
We represent a variety of private property owners in regard to eminent domain actions brought by governmental and quasi-governmental entities. SWF clients include individual property owners, real estate developers, business owners, and the outdoor advertising industry. Our approach seeks to obtain the most advantageous result for our clients, whether that involves maximizing the monetary compensation they receive, challenging the right of the government to acquire the affected property, or working with the governmental agency to develop a more advantageous public project for all affected parties. In addition, we seek to insure our clients' ability to obtain the most favorable tax treatment possible to insure that we maximize the value of the results we obtain.
Through our years of experience, SWF has developed the respect and trust necessary to insure that our clients' concerns will be addressed by the government agency seeking to acquire private property. Whether you are faced with a simple road widening project or a government sponsored redevelopment project, we have the experience to assist you in fully protecting and preserving your valuable property rights.
Our experience includes:
- The successful negotiation of a $26,000,000 settlement of a threatened condemnation by a local governmental agency, which resulted in a bifurcated sale to both the local government and The Trust for Public Land.
- The effective litigation of a condemnation action brought to install an injector sewer line across property located within the Chattahoochee River Protection Area, resulting in a final judgment more than ten (10) times greater than the government's original offer.
- The negotiated relocation of legal non-conforming outdoor advertising signs by the joint cooperation of both the local government and Georgia Department of Transportation that resulted in benefits to all affected parties, which otherwise would have been prohibited by applicable local ordinances.
- The successful litigation of a road widening condemnation which resulted in the elimination of feasible development of the remainder of our client's property.
Our years of experience, coupled with our knowledge and relationships with various condemning authorities, uniquely positions SWF to successfully assist our clients in regard to any eminent domain proceeding.