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Eminent Domain/Condemnation

New Jersey and New York Eminent Domain & Condemnation Attorneys

When the government intends to take private land for public use, there are a number of statutory requirements it must follow. At Lum, Drasco & Positan, we assist governmental bodies and property owners in condemnation negotiations and disputes.

Since 1870, our firm has established a reputation for integrity, professionalism and trusted service in the field of eminent domain. We strive to meet and exceed client expectations by providing knowledgeable counsel and cost-effective representation. To learn more, contact an experienced eminent domain lawyer at our law office.

Representation of Governmental Entities

While the government may take land for the expansion of a road or park, the installation of power lines, or other public uses, it must establish a public purpose and necessity. Condemnation laws are complex and strict statutory compliance is essential to avoid unnecessary legal entanglements.

At Lum, Drasco & Positan, we provide knowledgeable counsel for governmental bodies, including assistance with statutory compliance, negotiations with property owners and dispute resolution services. Since we also assist property owners, we are uniquely capable of understanding how property owners and their counsel may challenge public takings. Our creative and proactive management of cases better enables our clients to resolve disputes in a cost-effective manner.

Representation of Property Owners

When representing property owners, we can challenge takings or negotiate with governmental bodies to seek maximum compensation for any property that is taken for public use. We understand that property owners are often confused and overwhelmed by the condemnation process. We work diligently on behalf of our clients to provide the knowledgeable advice and vigorous representation they require.