Eminent domain Actions refer to the power of the government to bring an action to take private property for public use, which the government entity does not require permission.  But that type of action has very specific rules that try to account for the taking and set “just compensation” for that taking as a matter of constitutional law.

Inverse condemnation is a situation when a government agency seizes private property but does not provide the compensation required by the 5th Amendment.

A common example of this is a situation when a city wants to widen a street for public use, and needs to take a parking lot over belonging to a company or individual.  Although the city may offer to pay for the parking lot, the business has already lost customers (and revenue) because they are not able to park.  The business may claim they are entitled to more compensation for the loss of business and submit a claim in order to have a court determine the compensation.

If you or your business is being threatened with a taking or seizure or damage of your property by a government agency, look to the Law Office of Joseph M. Kar PC to marshal the evidence and facts on your Eminent Domain or Inverse Condemnation claims and actions.

The firm has skills and experience in getting you the proper measure of compensation and regularly retains appropriate experts on liability and in real estate valuation that makes the difference.