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Resolve to Learn More About Eminent Domain in 2019!

Please join Nossaman Eminent Domain & Valuation Partner Rick Rayl at CLE International’s 21st Anniversary Southern California Eminent Domain Conference.  The event will be held from Thursday, January 31st through Friday, February 1st at the DoubleTree Downtown in Los Angeles.  Rick will participate in the presentation, “Case Law Update:  The Latest Developments,” on January 31st … Continue Reading

Upcoming Event List for Right of Way Professionals

If you’re a right of way professional, your fall schedule could be quite busy.  I’m having difficulty keeping track of all the upcoming events, so I thought I’d put them all in one place.  Here’s what we have on the agenda: September 5:  Mobility 21’s annual Southern California Transportation Summit.  The event will take place at … Continue Reading

Appraisal Institute Announces new “Standards of Valuation Practice”

Last week, the Appraisal Institute unveiled its Standards of Valuation Practice (SVP).  SVP will not replace USPAP (the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) — which have long-been the mainstay of appraisal standards for many appraisals — but will serve as an alternative when USPAP or other standards are not required. According to AI President, Ken Wilson, MAI, … 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

California Passenger Rail Summit

Last week I attended the 2014 California Passenger Rail Summit where industry leaders met to discuss the modernization and integration of passenger rail service in California. While the California High Speed Rail train was an important element, to me the main takeaway was the vision of statewide rail connectivity benefiting all of California’s communities. Several regional … Continue Reading

Legislation Requiring the Purchase of Private Property

As recently reported by Aaron Kinney of the San Mateo County Times, State Senator Jerry Hill is planning to introduce legislating requiring the California State Lands Commission to acquire the private property of a Silicon Valley billionaire.  According to the report, after buying beachfront property for $37.5 million, Vinod Khosla, whose net worth was estimated at $1.5 … Continue Reading
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