Property owner’s rights to fair compensation for eminent domain

Jul 22, 2020 | Eminent Domain, News

Sound Transit’s budget for the three phases (ST1, ST2 and ST3) is more than $75B and is affecting thousands of property owners, including both residential and commercial businesses. We have successfully achieved, through settlements and litigation, significantly more compensation for our many clients than what Sound Transit originally offered to them. Oftentimes, the fees for lawyers, appraisers and other professionals are paid, in part or entirely, by the condemning agency. 

Crane Dunham PLLC represents the owners of property that are going through what is known as eminent domain or condemnation by Sound Transit or other jurisdictions for light rail, pedestrian or bike paths or other future developments of public projects. We assemble a team of experts, such as appraisers and economists, to present the strongest analysis and evidence that ensures you receive the highest possible compensation for your land as required under the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions.

If Sound Transit or another governmental entity sent you a letter advising that it intends to take an interest in you or your business’ property for a public project, please contact our office to discuss your legal rights.

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