Condemnation & Eminent Domain Litigation
At Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC, we aggressively and intelligently represent clients in all aspects of condemnation proceedings from pre-condemnation negotiations with taking authorities through trial. Whether it is contesting a public entity’s right to acquire your property or maximizing the compensation to which you are entitled, we will diligently and vigorously protect your interests.
Our firm is particularly skilled in maximizing the just compensation paid by condemning authorities to our clients. We leverage the firm’s core strength in real property valuation and utilize that knowledge to critically scrutinize and analyze all impacts a taking may have on the value of our clients’ property. We work with seasoned and talented real estate valuation experts in a team approach to qualify and quantify all negative impacts to the target property to ensure the highest possible award to our clients. As part of this process, we pay close attention to potential access issues and to applicable relocation expenses, assuring that our clients receive the highest compensation possible for the involuntary loss of their property.
Our attorneys have successfully guided numerous property owners through the condemnation process for many different property types, including vacant land, residential, office, retail, industrial, hotel, marina properties and service stations. Moreover, many of our attorneys have deep experience working on behalf of condemning authorities such as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, with respect to the acquisition of hundreds of properties in large-scale public projects. We are able to capitalize on that experience to provide our clients with knowledgeable and efficient representation because our attorneys understand the concerns and motivations of both the condemning authority and the private owner.