Practice/Industry Group Overview
GrayRobinson's Eminent Domain team has handled thousands of eminent domain cases on behalf of our public and private clients. Our team has earned a reputation for being innovative and tenacious while remaining frank and reasonable. The team has grown to include 13 attorneys located in our offices across Florida. Our team focuses on unique qualities of the property being taken in order to maximize the compensation our clients receive for the value of their property and minimize any damage the taking causes. We are resolute in protecting our clients' interests.
REPRESENTING PROPERTY OWNERS
Our team's energies are focused on two issues: first, we coordinate with the condemning authority to lessen the impact of the taking on our client's property and business. Second, where that is not possible, we work diligently to secure the highest amount allowable under the law to compensate our clients for the damages they are suffering.
REPRESENTING CONDEMNING AUTHORITIES
While we primarily represent property owners, our experience "on the other side of the fence" (representing condemning authorities) gives our team insight into the issues and concerns that are considered by a taking authority in compensating our clients. As a result, in many instances we are able to present the property owner's case in a manner that the taking authority better understands, appreciates and can justify. This is particularly true in providing the justification necessary for substantial settlements for property owners.
THE DEPTH TO HANDLE THE ISSUES
As one of Florida's largest law firms, engaging GrayRobinson affords our clients another unique advantage - namely immediate access to lawyers who concentrate in any one of a number of practice areas. GrayRobinson's lawyers, particularly those that practice in Government Relations, Land Use, Tax, Real Estate and Environmental Law are an invaluable resource for both the Eminent Domain team in preparing a case and the client in mitigating impacts of the taking. Beyond the GrayRobinson team, we engage and work closely with eminent domain appraisers and engineering experts throughout the state and nation and can assemble the best team of experts for our clients.