What Are Condemnation Proceedings Based on Eminent Domain
At Wadler, Perches, Hundl & Kerlick, we have the experienced attorneys you need to guide you through condemnation proceedings based on the power of eminent domain. Eminent domain allows the government to take private property for a public purpose, for example for a pipeline or power line. Governments can delegate that power to private companies building the pipeline or power line. Governments might also use the power of eminent domain to build new roadways or build levees or drainage ditches.
As a Texas landowner, you need an experienced attorney to help you through the condemnation process. If your property is going to be taken for a public purpose, your attorney can help you negotiate the valuation of your property or easement and also negotiate other issues related to the property like the size of the easement and the remediation of your property following construction.
There’s a legal process used to take your property. You want to work with an attorney who knows that process — someone who can explain the decisions to be made and the implications of those decisions. All of our attorneys are “from here” so our attorneys are very familiar with properties and the most significant pipeline and power line construction projects in Wharton County, Fort Bend County and the surrounding areas.
Our attorneys have many years of experience, and we’ve helped many clients in matters related to eminent domain and condemnation proceedings. You can make an appointment at any of our offices by calling 800-929-1725 or by sending us an email using our contact form.
We have four offices in three counties across Southeast Texas. Our offices are in Wharton in Wharton County, Fulshear and Richmond in Fort Bend County, and Bay City in Matagorda County.
Our Shareholder, Attorney Philip Hundl has created informational videos on all of these topics and more:
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation in Texas
- The Texas Condemnation Process
- Negotiation in Texas Condemnation Proceedings
- Landowner Rights in Property Condemnation – A Pipeline Example
- Right of Way Agents Negotiating Easements
- Access Easements for Pipeline Construction
- Breach of an Easement Agreement
- Confidentiality in Property Condemnation
- Comparing Condemnation Payments
- Bailey to Jones Creek Transmission Line Project
- The Permian Highway Pipeline Project
- Your Rights in Eminent Domain
- What’s a Temporary Right of Access Agreement
- Should You Complete a Property Information Sheet