Eminent Domain & Property Acquisition
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Representation
Has 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, and offered to pay you thousands of dollars less than what you believe it may be worth?
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. Often, the fees for lawyers, appraisers and other professionals are paid, in part or entirely, by the condemning agency.
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Sound Transit’s budget for the three phases (ST 1, ST2 and ST3) is more than $75B (that’s “B” as in billion), and is affecting thousands of property owners, whether residential or 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.
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