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Eminent Domain

Public Law

Walter Haverfield’s public law attorneys are established in providing counsel on eminent domain proceedings for both public growth and conservation. As a historically important element of the U.S. Constitution, we are experienced with the nuances of the Fifth Amendment’s eminent domain power of the federal, state, and local governments to take private property for public use.

Practice Group Leader

William R. Hanna, Partner

Bill focuses his practice on labor and  employment law and litigation. His local government practice involves a broad range of legal issues that regularly confront local government bodies, including public records, open meetings, public employment matters, zoning, economic development, and public entity contracting to public right of way (PROW) management issues.

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Our Eminent Domain Insight

We have conducted multiple eminent domain proceedings in Northeast Ohio to acquire right-of-ways for roadway projects, secure recreational green space, and facilitate general economic development. Our full-service firm approach offers decades of combined experience in exercising municipal eminent domain for a wide range of clients.

Recognition

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2022 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS
  • National Tier 2: Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Education Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Environmental Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Construction Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Litigation – Environmental
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – Construction
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – Insurance
U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2021 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS
  • National Tier 2: Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Education Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Environmental Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Construction Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Litigation – Environmental
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – Construction
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – Insurance
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Experience

  • Representing authorities and private landowners in eminent domain pre-litigation and litigation matters
  • Representing clients in multiple eminent domain proceedings in Cuyahoga and Summit County Probate Courts to acquire right-of-ways for roadway projects, as well as to facilitate economic development and secure recreational green space
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