Practice Area

Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Young Moore and Henderson has a robust condemnation and eminent domain practice. Led by attorneys Michael S. Rainey and Brandon M. Weaver, we represent landowners, business owners, and commercial developers facing takings of their land through condemnation or other related claims. Through years of experience, the firm is proficient in handling a variety of real estate litigation matters including the resolution of real estate disputes involving condemnation, inverse condemnation (including Map Act claims), restrictive covenants, partition proceedings, eviction proceedings, zoning and land use. We have successfully resolved condemnation cases involving municipalities, private entities such as energy providers, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation in highway projects, with our clients often obtaining sums well in excess of the initial deposit. Our condemnation and eminent domain attorneys take a proactive approach to condemnation cases, engaging as early as possible with clients and retaining necessary experts, such as appraisers and engineers, to ensure that our clients receive the full value they are entitled to for the taking and damage to their land.

Representative cases include takings for highway projects, including Map Act claims, gas pipelines, and water lines. We are proficient in handling total and partial takings, relocation claims for owners or lease holders, inverse condemnation claims, and Map Act claims. Examples of current cases our condemnation attorneys are handling include:

  • Condemnation and Map Act claims arising out of the NCDOT’s Southern Wake Expressway Project;
  • Condemnation claims arising out of the NCDOT’s widening projects on I-40 in Johnston County and I-95 in Harnett County;
  • Condemnation claims arising out of the City of Raleigh’s Brentwood Estates Sewer Improvements Project;
  • Condemnation and inverse condemnation claims arising out of the Town of Cary’s Raw Water Transmission Parallel Pipeline Project in Chatham County; and
  • Condemnation claims arising out of energy projects in Cumberland County.

Our condemnation attorneys are ready, willing, and able to assist you in fighting to protect your property rights and obtain fair compensation for the taking of your property. Whether cases are resolved by settlement agreement or through trial, our attorneys are skilled and proficient in assisting landowners who are in the unfortunate position of being involved in a condemnation or other related dispute.

*Cases listed represent a sampling of the types of matters handled by the firm and may not include all results. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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