Eminent Domain Is Our Domain
Manatt’s Eminent Domain Litigation practice is known throughout California and the United States for the experience of its litigators resolving property rights disputes involving large public or public-private projects, including highway, bridge and rail construction, urban redevelopment and revitalization, and other critical infrastructure.
In addition, the firm has handled some of the largest inverse condemnation cases—those in which eminent domain was not formally invoked, so the taking must be proven—for both property owners seeking compensation and government entities contesting such claims.
For example, we recently won an inverse condemnation judgment of more than $40 million for property owners whose land was converted to wetlands by the City of Half Moon Bay’s improper installation of a storm drainage system.
We have represented property owners in landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the right to compensation for eminent domain and inverse condemnation, including:
Some more recent success stories:
Ranked in Tier 1 in Los Angeles for Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law 2010–2016
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