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Property Condemnation

The taking of private land to repurpose it for public use here in Texas is often a highly contentious process. Although a government entity or government-authorized private entity has the power to acquire private property through condemnation, it must be done by adhering to a fair process, and the landowner must receive just compensation.

These cases require a nuanced understanding of eminent domain law and can vary significantly from other forms of litigation. With decades of experience in condemnation law and municipal law, the skilled litigators at Banowsky & Levine, P.C., know how to prevail in condemnation negotiations and trials.

Negotiation Through Trial

Condemnation disputes can arise over the amount of compensation offered to the property owner and whether or not the condemning authority has the right to acquire the property. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in municipal and commercial eminent domain proceedings in federal and state courts throughout Texas. Our team also features an attorney who has also served as an elected official, giving us unique insight into the process. Our firm handles cases involving:

  • Power line placement
  • Pipeline easements for oil and gas
  • Land for rail-lines
  • Acquisition for highways and roads
  • Land tracts for large-scale commercial construction projects

Our lawyers at Banowsky & Levine, P.C., can provide help with:

  • Pre-condemnation planning
  • Document preparation and filing
  • Special commissioners’ hearings
  • Condemnation trials and appellate review

Reach Out To The Firm

When the private property owner and the authorized entity cannot agree to a sale offer to acquire the land, our lawyers can initiate a condemnation lawsuit.

From our office in Dallas, we represent clients statewide. To speak with an attorney, call 469-250-9591 or complete our intake form to arrange an in-person appointment.