Protection of property rights is the basic premise upon which Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Thompson, P.A. was founded. We are not a full service law firm in the traditional sense, but we are a full service law firm with respect to our clients' property rights. We represent clients in every phase of their involvement with real property, including negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements and related financial documents; due diligence investigations; comprehensive planning, zoning and permitting; leasing and management activities; impact fee challenges; vested rights determinations; property tax appeals; title insurance litigation; water, wetlands, endangered species and upland habitat protection issues and eminent domain matters. Our eminent domain practice encompasses the representation of property owners and condemning authorities in the right of way acquisition process, whether by voluntary sale, condemnation or inverse condemnation or "takings" cases. Our practice also includes the protection of right of way corridors once acquired by condemning authorities. Our litigation practice involves a wide variety of business and personal lawsuits, including complex trials and appeals in all Florida state courts and federal courts.