Eminent Domain is the power conferred by statute for an entity to acquire private property necessary for a public purpose.
What right does the government have to take or use my property?
The rights and procedures are set out in the specific statute under which the condemnation or acquisition occurs. Generally speaking, most statutes limit that authority to acquiring property which is necessary for public use upon payment of adequate compensation.
Do I have to agree to the amount of money being offered for my property and what rights do I have as a property owner if I don't accept the government's offer?
Owners whose property is taken seldom agree with the amount offered and have the right to be heard and present evidence on what is fair and just compensation. In limited circumstances they may also have the right to contest the taking itself.
When should I contact an eminent domain attorney?
As soon as you are notified that your property interests may be affected by a condemning authority, you should contact a competent, experienced eminent domain attorney, who will explain your rights and available alternatives.
How much will it cost?
In condemnation cases Nardone & Crecelius offers representation by written contract on a contingent fee basis, with fees based on the results obtained through settlement or trial.
How do I contact Nardone & Crecelius?
Call Joe Nardone or Bill Crecelius directly at any of the phone numbers or email addresses shown in the "contact us" section.
In what jurisdictions does Nardone & Crecelius accept employment?
Routinely anywhere within the state of Georgia and in other states by special arrangement.
Why should you hire Nardone & Crecelius?
Joe Nardone and Bill Crecelius have over 60 years combined in successfully handling condemnation matters. They specialize in eminent domain and land valuation cases.