Property rights are central to the American ideal of freedom. When the government seeks to deprive a citizen of his or her property rights it is a serious Constitutional issue.
The Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights clearly states:
No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
The question, of course, is: What is “just compensation”? The government would like you to believe that whatever number they offer is “just compensation”. At Rosensteel Fleishman, PLLC, we don’t believe that private citizens should be subject to the Eminent Domain laws at the whim of the government. We believe that the Constitution grants you property rights and that you should protect those rights even if it means going to court.
Some property owners wish to block the Eminent Domain taking by going to the courts. Others simply want to get a fair price for a piece of land that they own. Whether the government plans to take your land, make it less valuable by blocking entrance or exit, or establishing an easement over your land, you deserve a full market value for your property.
At Rosensteel Fleishman an Eminent Domain attorney will ensure that you get just compensation under the Constitution. Typically there is no up-front fee for the use of our services and we offer a free initial consultation. If your property rights are in danger because of a government taking contact us to discuss your rights.