Best & Flanagan attorneys bring a wealth of experience to representation of local and regional government authorities, as well as corporate and individual landowners, in eminent domain matters. Our attorneys handle complex issues of highest and best use, severance damages, contaminated property, allocation of landlord/tenant damages, taking of access, construction interference and loss of going concern from the perspective of both government counsel and landowners’ counsel.
We have acquired property by condemnation for public improvements including streets, parks, utilities, building sites, transit and redevelopment projects. Our attorneys have handled condemnation matters for the Metropolitan Council, the cities of Golden Valley, Minnetrista, Orono, and Wayzata, as well as the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
We have represented landowners involving a wide range of properties, including industrial, retail, office, condominium, multifamily residential, single family residential, agricultural and vacant land held for development. When working with our clients, we take a cooperative and results driven approach with appraisers (property and fixture), condemnation commissioners and urban planners in order to obtain the highest value possible for the property.