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Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation

Hinkle Law Firm’s eminent domain and land valuation attorneys have considerable experience in representing both condemning agencies and landowners in all phases of the eminent domain process. Our attorneys have handled highly complex cases involving multiple landowners and major public improvement projects. With our extensive knowledge of Kansas condemnation law, the firm frequently handles challenging valuation issues for both developing and improved properties. We also assist clients in resolving their eminent domain issues through negotiating just compensation settlements with the condemning authority as well as changes to a proposed project in order to minimize the impact on the landowners involved. As part of the process, our attorneys have provided tax advice on the financial impact of receiving compensation in an eminent domain proceeding.

Our attorneys have longstanding relationships with and call upon outside consultants and experts including independent appraisers, engineers, land planners, surveyors and other professionals who provide their special expertise when needed. Since just compensation may include not only the value of the property taken, but also severance damages, nonmonetary possibilities such as improved access, more favorable zoning, relocation of roads, driveways and utilities and other enhancements should be considered.

We have provided representation in eminent domain and land valuation matters regarding:

  • Airport development/expansion
  • Apartment complexes
  • Educational institutions and school districts
  • High voltage transmission lines
  • Highways, tunnels and bridges
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Manufacturing and industrial facilities
  • Office complexes
  • Outdoor advertising
  • Urban redevelopment and renewal
  • Warehouses and distribution centers

Our attorneys have also written and lectured extensively in the field of eminent domain and land valuation.

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