Eminent Domain is Our DomainManatt's lawyers are known throughout California and the United States as experienced eminent domain litigators with extensive experience in the property rights disputes that accompany almost every large public project – such as highway or rail construction, redevelopment projects, and infrastructure development of all sorts. In addition, the firm has handled some of the largest inverse condemnation cases – those in which eminent domain is not formally invoked, so the taking must be proven – and done so for both property owners seeking compensation and for government entities contesting such claims. For example, we recently won an inverse condemnation judgment of more than $40 million for property owners whose land was converted to wetlands by drainage improvements installed by the City of Half Moon Bay. We were able to prove at trial that the wetlands were not created by Mother Nature – they were actually formed by trapped storm water as a direct result of a storm drain that had been improperly installed by the City itself. Manatt in Action
Ranked in Tier 1 in Los Angeles for Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law 2010–2014
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