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Florida Eminent Domain Topics

Florida Eminent Domain Issue: Severance Damages

Thousands of Florida property owners face the same dilemma every year.  A condemning authority (e.g., a government or utility company) seeks to acquire some – but not all – of a property owner’s land.  To do so, the condemning authority makes a monetary offer to the...

Florida Eminent Domain Issue: Attorneys’ Fees

Under Florida eminent domain law, it is constitutionally mandated that property owners’ attorneys are paid reasonable fees by the condemning authority (e.g., the governmental entity or utility company taking the property at issue).  This constitutional protection does...

Florida Eminent Domain Issue: Mediation

One reason some Florida property owners are hesitant to hire a lawyer is that they worry it will cause them to end up in the courtroom.  These property owners fear that hiring an attorney will cause a near-certain trial, which will cause a significant disruption in...

Florida Eminent Domain Issue: Business Damages

The vast majority of Florida businesses use private property to conduct their commercial enterprises.  For many of these businesses, road frontage and high traffic count are critically important to the businesses’ success.  Fast food and petroleum marketer businesses,...