Eminent Domain Litigation and Dispute Resolution provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for advising owners of private property faced with an eminent domain challenge. Written by partners from some of the nation's leading law firms, this book guides the reader through the recent trends and legislative developments impacting citizens and lawmakers in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. City of New London. These top lawyers analyze the issues that impact their clients' property rights, including a discussion of the two stages of a typical takings case: (1) deciding whether the condemnation is legally proper, and (2) determining the appropriate “just compensation” to which the owner is entitled. Additionally, these authors describe how effective negotiation and other creative forms of alternative dispute resolution can resolve problems that arise during eminent domain cases.
The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this complex field.