Denver Lawyers Assisting with Eminent Domain Issues in Colorado
Representing private landowners throughout the Rocky Mountain Region
When a governmental authority threatens to condemn your property, it is imperative that legal counsel qualified in this practice area assess the feasibility of maintaining the property at issue, or alternatively, seeking market value for it. Before acquiescing to any government demand to claim property, the experienced attorneys at Trout Raley will determine whether the government has the right to eminent domain, and if so, the fairest compensation for it. Many of their attorneys maintain AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell®, a confirmation by both their peers and clients of their superior ability in this area of practice. In condemnation cases, the firm works to advance the interests of its clients through skillful negotiation with the relevant government agency, aggressive litigation when necessary, and by acquiring the necessary relocation benefits.
Eminent domain law is not as clear cut as it once was
The 2005 Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005) has complicated the practice of eminent domain law. Before 2006, the government had the right to condemn or claim private land only for public purposes. However, in Kelo the Supreme Court held that private property may be confiscated for private interests as well. In the aftermath of the Kelo decision, former President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13406 that now limits the taking of private property for public use and for just compensation only. While this has created uncertainty in the field, the skilled attorneys at Trout Raley remain on the forefront of any changes to the practice of eminent domain law in Colorado.
Assertive defense against eminent domain claims
If the government has initiated proceedings to claim your land, the firm’s attorneys will determine whether such a claim is valid and/or determine market value, as bolstered by appraisers and expert witnesses. The firm’s limited overhead contributes to its ability to maintain its vast network of resources, ensuring that clients receive the highest quality of service based on the most up-to-date information.
Attorneys practicing in this area
For quality legal assistance when the government claims private property
The attorneys at Trout Raley are here to help you or your company obtain the most money possible for your Colorado property if the government has claimed eminent domain. Contact the firm today at 303.861.1963 or online to schedule a meeting. The office is located conveniently in central Denver.