Eminent Domain

Stradling's eminent domain practice group has extensive experience in a broad range of eminent domain and inverse condemnation matters. We've handled “right-to-take” challenges and just compensation claims involving:

  • Real property and business valuation
  • Loss of business goodwill
  • Related claims such as CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) compliance, relocation benefits, and replacement housing obligations

Our attorneys have handled acquisitions for a wide array of public uses, including:

  • Highways and streets
  • Parks
  • Professional sporting facilities 
  • Water transmission and distribution systems
  • Water treatment plants 
  • Schools
  • Redevelopment and economic development projects
  • Public infrastructure

Members of the eminent domain practice group work proactively with public agency clients at every step of the process, beginning with project planning, continuing forward through notification and negotiation, and, if necessary, trial and appeal. Their goal is to address issues early and effectively and to move projects expeditiously to completion.