Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation

Unmatched Eminent Domain Experience

Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP, brings significant background, depth, experience and maturity to high-dollar value eminent domain matters. Our experience in such matters dates from 1957 when Richard A. Del Guercio acquired, on behalf of the Los Angeles County, all of the lands that now comprise the Marina del Rey Small Craft Harbor.

Today, the firm continues to be responsible for substantial matters, including the acquisition of both station and maintenance sites for the Metro’s light and heavy rail lines. Our substantial acquisitions include the maintenance yard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station project, and the Wilshire-Vermont, Hollywood and Vine, Vermont-Beverly and Vermont-Sunset station sites for the Metro Rail system.

We also proudly specialize in representing private property and business owners, and have achieved a variety of record-setting jury verdicts.

Eminent Domain Valuations

The trial of property valuation issues comprises an important part of this practice. While a strong grounding in the three standard appraisal methods is important, more and more frequently, other issues have become important as well.

Additional experts may be needed in areas such as real estate economics, land development, civil engineering and environmental contamination. We have thorough familiarity in identifying the need for such experts, coordinating their work and effectively presenting their results.

We achieve outstanding results through the identification and presentation of innovative and creative valuation solutions. Our leadership role in the identification of innovative valuation solutions is recognized in areas such as goodwill, contaminated properties, and real estate economics and land use.

Constitutional Takings

Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP, also has substantial experience in the litigation of legal challenges to matters involving takings. We have litigated disputes over necessity, statutory authority to condemn and whether the acquisition is for public use.

Our experience includes multimillion-dollar cases involving challenges to compliance with the procedural prerequisites such as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), preacquisition offers and failure to comply with procedural prerequisites.

Contact The Firm

We provide innovative and creative solutions to both valuation and other issues involved with eminent domain. We assist our clients to achieve cost-effective results with eminent domain issues. Call our office in Los Angeles today at 213-624-8407 or fill out our contact form.