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Condemnation and Eminent Domain

Rolla and Missouri, Eminent Domain Lawyer

Eminent domain, also referred to as condemnation, is the legal process by which a government entity, and sometimes a private company, is allowed to acquire property for development. Sometimes eminent domain involves displacing the property owner from their home or business in order to achieve the goals of the acquiring entity.

At the law office of Steelman, Gaunt & Horsefield, we represent individuals whose property is acquired through the eminent domain process. You have rights. We will fight to ensure those rights are respected. Contact us today to discuss your concerns and questions with an experienced eminent domain attorney.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) allows local governments to take private property from an individual for private development. However, the Missouri Supreme Court recently handed down a ruling limiting the use of eminent domain to displace homeowners to further private development. If a private company is forcing you out of your home, you need an eminent domain attorney right away. We will fight relentlessly to help you stay in your home.

The city, county, and state have the authority to acquire private land from property owners when it is deemed to be in the best interest of the public. However, even when the government has a legitimate purpose in mind when taking your property, you are still entitled to fair compensation. Our firm has litigated numerous cases to ensure property owners get fair compensation in condemnation and eminent domain cases. You can count on us to fight diligently on your behalf.

You are entitled to full and fair compensation for your property. Our attorneys have over 50 years experience combined in the courtroom. You can trust us to represent your interests with skill and dedication to protect your rights.

Our firm is focused on the relentless pursuit of justice in all cases. We are committed to achieving a just outcome in your case. Contact us today to discuss your legal concerns regarding eminent domain with a highly regarded Central Missouri attorney.

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