Tag Archives: Kelo

ALI-ABA Eminent Domain Conference in Austin this Week

If you happen to be in Austin this week, stop by and see me at the ALI-ABA Eminent Domain Conference.  It starts Thursday, January 28 and runs through Saturday.  I’ll be speaking Thursday afternoon on the condemnation of privately-held utility companies — an issue that’s certainly been in the press here in California recently.  I’ll … Continue Reading

Hello from Connecticut: 9 Year Anniversary of Kelo Decision

This week marks the nine-year anniversary of the Kelo v. City of New London decision.  Since I’ve been practicing as an eminent domain attorney, Kelo is unquestionably the most well-known and stirring court opinion, creating widespread reform to the use of eminent domain across the country — even on the opposite coast in California.  Last time … Continue Reading

Eminent Domain and Underwater Mortgages: Federal Government to Weigh in on Proposal

This underwater mortgage / eminent domain issue does not appear to be going away any time soon.  Along with eminent domain attorneys Robert Thomas from Hawaii, Casey Pipes from Alabama, and Tom Olsen from New Jersey, I spoke last Friday at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago — one of the cities apparently considering the plan.  The presentation … Continue Reading

Eminent Domain Weekly Round-Up

Here’s a quick update about some recent headlines in our eminent domain community. Eminent Domain for New School in Foster City?  According to a Mercury News article, Charter Square owners resistant to selling property to school district, the San Mateo-Foster City School District is looking for a site for a new school, and it may turn … Continue Reading

How Tax Cuts and Eminent Domain Got Tangled Up

The debate over the extensions of some of the Bush-era tax cuts have been making national news for some time.  It’s splattered all over the newspaper and has its own running commentary on the political talk shows.  But today, there’s a different twist for those of us who deal with eminent domain.  Congress is debating … Continue Reading
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