Eminent Domain: Redevelopment Challenges for Local Government
Navigating Federal Funding Requirements, Challenges for Public Utilities in Right-of-Way Projects, and Objections to Taking for Public Use
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine challenges facing municipalities as they plan for, regulate and operate right of way projects for public utilities. The panel will analyze recent cases where the power to condemn has been challenged and discuss strategies for handling and raising objections to a taking.
I. Public utility takings and right of way projects
II. Federal law compliance for federal funding
III. Redevelopment post-Kelo
IV. Strategies for handling and raising objections to a taking
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the challenges facing municipalities in complying with federal laws to obtain federal funding for a public taking?
- What recent developments may impact a government's ability to use eminent domain for redevelopment?
- What strategies should counsel to municipalities consider in dealing with objections to a taking?
- What strategies are available in raising objections to a taking?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Robert H. Thomas
Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
Mr. Thomas is a land use and appellate lawyer, and focuses on regulatory takings, eminent domain, water rights, and... | Read More
Mr. Thomas is a land use and appellate lawyer, and focuses on regulatory takings, eminent domain, water rights, and voting rights cases. He has tried cases and appeals in Hawaii, California, and the federal courts.Close
Mark M. Murakami
Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
He focuses on complex commercial disputes, land use negotiation and litigation, environmental and general civil... | Read More
He focuses on complex commercial disputes, land use negotiation and litigation, environmental and general civil litigation. He is a frequent speaker and author on land use and eminent domain. He represents property owners and businesses in land use and environmental litigation.Close
Anthony Della Pelle
McKirdy & Riskin
He practices exclusively in the areas of eminent domain, condemnation, redevelopment law and real estate tax appeals.... | Read More
He practices exclusively in the areas of eminent domain, condemnation, redevelopment law and real estate tax appeals. He frequent lectures nationally on eminent domain, redevelopment and real estate tax appeal. He is experienced representing both property owners and local government agencies as special counsel in condemnation, real estate tax appeal, and land use matters.Close
J. Casey Pipes
Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse
He has extensive experience in the fields of municipal and governmental law through his representation of local... | Read More
He has extensive experience in the fields of municipal and governmental law through his representation of local government and its utilities board. He concentrates on eminent domain work. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on issues relating to municipal law and eminent domain, and he has authored and co-authored various articles in the field of eminent domain.Close
Rick E. Rayl
His practice is concentrated primarily on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and other real-estate-valuation... | Read More
His practice is concentrated primarily on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and other real-estate-valuation disputes. He is Chair of the firm's Eminent Domain and Valuation Practice Group, among the largest in California. He represents public agencies, property owners and lessees in all aspects of real-estate-valuation disputes.Close
Bradford B. Kuhn
He assists property owners, businesses, and public agencies with a variety of eminent domain and inverse condemnation... | Read More
He assists property owners, businesses, and public agencies with a variety of eminent domain and inverse condemnation issues, including de facto and regulatory takings, loss of business goodwill, precondemnation delay, and right to take challenges. He regularly resolves complex land acquisition and valuation disputes, and has worked on some of the largest multi-million dollar cases in California.Close