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Eminent Domain

What Is Eminent Domain?

Eminent Domain is the power of a governmental entity to take private property for public use. As contained in both the United States and California Constitutions, the power of eminent domain is both very powerful but also contains certain limitations that governmental entities must respect.

Although many people believe that the eminent domain process begins and ends in the courtroom, Underwood Law understands that it often begins to impact private persons far before the formal legal process starts.

How Can an Eminent Domain Attorney Help?

Balance gavel and judge justice The Eminent Domain process can impact property owners by limiting the available use of the property, a property owner’s ability to use it comfortably, and preventing its planned development. As a result, it is invaluable to have a knowledgeable eminent domain attorney to assist with the process from the beginning.

Underwood Law Firm, P.C. has handled a number of types of eminent domain legal proceedings, on behalf of both private persons and governmental entities, and so understands the importance of seeking assistance at the earliest opportunity.

A knowledgeable eminent domain attorney can negotiate to modify the project, increasing possible compensation, and limiting the harm from the project.

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