Heather has been advising and representing citizens facing eminent domain issues since 1996. She has been involved in every aspect of eminent domain over the years, from pre-condemnation planning and negotiation through litigation and, when necessary, appeal. She has assisted owners navigating entitlement, easement, access or other issues which impact their ability to use and develop their land. Heather works tirelessly to see that the compensation property owners receive when land is taken is the “just compensation” constitutionally required.
Heather has also been involved in spearheading legislative reforms designed to correct injustices in the law and balance the playing field between property owners and governmental entities with the power to take private property through condemnation.
Although Heather has significant trial experience, she knows that often the best solution can be achieved outside the courtroom. She has assisted clients with creative solutions to complex land use and takings problems, in many instances developing global solutions with multiple property owners and multiple government agencies. If it becomes necessary to go to trial, Heather has tried many jury and court trials and will always go the distance to advocate for her clients.
Condemnation | Land Use and Entitlement | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Real Estate
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