Trustworthy Representation In Eminent Domain Cases

For more than 50 years, Barkan & Robon Ltd. has worked to provide aggressive representation to property owners across Ohio in eminent domain actions initiated by state, local and federal governments. Regardless of the appropriating authority, the attorneys at Barkan & Robon Ltd. work tirelessly to ensure that their clients receive full value of the land taken and any damage to remaining property.

Both the United States Constitution and the Ohio Constitution allow the government to take privately owned property and appropriate it for public use. Both constitutions require that the property owner receives fair compensation for the land being taken and for any damage to the remainder of the property (also called the "residue") resulting from the appropriation.

Addressing Your Concerns On Eminent Domain

Property owners may feel anxious and powerless in cases of eminent domain. A lawyer can provide insightful guidance on the many questions you may have, including:

  • Can I challenge the reasoning behind the taking of my property? Yes. Because the government must provide the justification behind the taking, you can raise objections to such reasoning.
  • What is just compensation? Just compensation is the constitutional right of property owners to receive fair and appropriate compensation from the government in exchange for their land.
  • What are my options? You have rights. You may propose a counteroffer to the government's official offer, file for an injunction against the taking of your property and more.

The knowledgeable attorneys at Barkan & Robon Ltd. will advise you of your rights and options given the unique circumstances of your case.

Hire Experienced Representation In These Complex Cases

Eminent domain cases are highly complex as every appropriation action and the property being affected are different. Further complicating these cases is the fact that oftentimes the entity seeking the appropriation will try to pressure the property owner to quickly accept payment for the land taken without first considering the true value of the land and the effect that the appropriation will have on the remainder of the property. Representation by experienced and aggressive counsel is critical to ensure that the property owner receives full, fair and just compensation.

Call To Discuss Your Case Now

Leverage the firm's proven track record of aggressive negotiation. The lawyers at Barkan & Robon Ltd. are available to speak at no cost. Please contact the firm's Maumee or Oregon locations at 567-302-0763 or via email to schedule an appointment.