Expropriations From Start to Finish Seminar
Gain a Clear Understanding of Expropriations
Be prepared to effectively represent your client during condemnation proceedings! Examine the statutory requirements of the process with experienced practitioners, as well as the nuances learned from years in the field. Plus, walk through the land valuation and damages calculations from the appraiser's perspective to gain insight on how these figures are determined. You'll hear the latest on contrasting interpretations and disputes surrounding expropriations and build essential negotiation and trial skills. Ensure these acquisitions are fair and efficient – register today!
- Understand expropriation statutory requirements and what damages to include in calculating just compensation.
- Hear appraiser insights on land valuation calculations so you can ensure negotiations are fair.
- Recognize what state and local governments should do to avoid legal missteps during proceedings.
- Stay current on eminent domain court decisions and new legislation.
- Adeptly advise your client on the relocation benefits and terms available.
- Maximize your settlement negotiation skills.
- Learn new trial strategies for selecting jurors and challenging experts' valuation opinions.
- The Expropriation Process (Condemning Authority vs. Landowner Perspective)
9:00 - 10:00, Galen S. Brown
- The Different Types of Condemnation Processes
- A Walk Through the Condemnation Process – From Notification to Final Resolution
- Ensuring Procedures are Compliant – Statutory Review
- Advising the Condemning Authority on Condemnation
- Access to Real Estate Prior to Condemnation
- Negotiation for the Acquisition of Property Interests
- Calculating Damages and Just Compensation: Appraiser Insights
10:15 - 12:00, Frank S. Craig III and Michael W. Truax Sr.
- Approaches to Fair Market Value
- Highest and Best Use Valuation
- When the Highest and Best Use is Different than the Existing Use
- Determining Damages in Partial Takings
- Determining Damages in Temporary Takings
- Determining Fair Market Value in a Recession
- Considerations in Determining Damages
- Land Value
- Fixtures and Improvements
- Cost to Cure
- Loss of Value or Damage to Business
- Complications Caused by Multiple Owners
- Assemblage Value: Many Small Parcels or One Large Parcel?
- Compensation for Nonconformity After Taking
- Circuity of Travel
- Contaminated Property Valuation
- Litigation Costs
- Challenging the Right to Take: Case Law and Recent Issues
1:00 - 2:00, Andrew C. Wilson
- Disputes over Land Valuation
- Condemnation of Blighted Property
- Property Taking for Private Third Parties/Redevelopment
- Challenges to “Public Use” Takings
- Temporary Takings
- Trial Practice and Strategy
2:00 - 2:45, Galen S. Brown
- Trial Prep and Techniques
- Voir Dire Strategies
- Evidentiary Issues
- Techniques for Challenging Experts' Opinions on Valuation
- Settlements Strategies
3:00 - 3:30, Randall A. Smith
- Ethics in Condemnation
3:30 - 4:30, Randall A. Smith
- Duties of Counsel
- Conflicts of Interest
- Communications with Local Land Use Boards
- Good Faith