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Danville, CA 94526
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Danville Lawyer for Eminent Domain and Condemnation

There are many ways in which government agencies can compromise the property rights of individuals or businesses. In such cases, you need an experienced eminent domain and condemnation attorney to guide you through the red tape and make sure the government compensates you for any loss to the value of your property.

If you are involved in an eminent domain proceeding or have condemnation questions, please contact Geller and Associates today for an appointment with an experienced Danville lawyer.

Eminent Domain Law in California

If you find yourself in any of the following situations, do not hesitate to consult with a skilled lawyer:

  • You receive a purchase offer from a city, county, economic redevelopment agency, utility company, railroad, airport authority, or other public or private agency.
  • You receive a request from a public or private agency for an easement across your property. Common requests are for utility easements or construction easements.
  • A public agency constructs a building partially or entirely on your land. This is known as encroachment.
  • A government agency takes an action that prevents you from fully using and enjoying your property, for example by building an airport, blocking your access to construction or polluting a water source.
  • A new law or regulation prevents you from getting the best value for your property. For example, a new law that increases the minimum legal lot size could prevent the owner of a small land parcel from subdividing.

In all such cases, the government or private agency is required by law to compensate you, either for your entire property or for the amount by which it has decreased in value because of the government's activity or new law. To get fair market value, you may need to go through several administrative hearings and/or file an eminent domain or condemnation lawsuit.

To increase your chance of success in an eminent domain or condemnation proceeding, it is crucial to retain a competent real estate lawyer who:

  • Can comfortably navigate through the government bureaucracy
  • Understands the complicated legal theories of eminent domain and condemnation
  • Can undertake necessary appraisals and financial analyses on your behalf

Contact a Danville Attorney for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Answers

Eminent domain and condemnation actions can be confusing and frustrating for property owners who may fear they have little chance of getting rightful compensation from a large government agency or private company. At Geller and Associates, we use our long record of successful practice in eminent domain and condemnation actions to put our clients' fears to rest and negotiate or sue for the highest possible compensation.

Please contact us today for an appointment to discuss your questions. We can be reached by telephone at 925-820-4600.


GELLER AND ASSOCIATES represents California clients in commercial and residential real estate litigation, commercial and residential real estate transactions, appraisal and valuation litigation, and eminent domain and condemnation actions throughout the East Bay and the wider San Francisco Bay Area, including but not limited to Danville, Alameda, Alamo, Antioch, Benicia, Berkeley, Blackhawk, Castro Valley, Clayton, Concord, Diablo, Dublin, El Cerrito, Fremont, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Pablo, San Ramon, Union City, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County and Solano County.