Eminent Domain Attorney
The eminent domain lawyers at Spesia & Taylor have experience in federal and state court litigation that helps local government and companies purchase the properties they need.
Eminent domain explained
Both the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions provide that private property may be taken by a public entity, a public utility, a common carrier by pipeline, or a natural gas pipeline company when necessary to achieve a public purpose.
Whether you are a unit of Illinois local government, a company operating with a certificate from the Illinois Commerce Commission or a natural gas pipeline company with an order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the land attorneys at Spesia & Taylor can help you acquire the property you need while still meeting your construction timeline.
Eminent domain cases
We have experience in federal and state court litigation and have tried eminent domain cases across the State of Illinois. Retired judge Thomas Ewert, one of our “of counsel” advisors, is a retired Illinois Circuit Court Judge who presided over hundreds of eminent domain proceedings during his time on the bench. He has also served as a commissioner in federal eminent domain cases arising out of a natural gas pipeline construction project that involved over $18 million in claims by landowners and offers great insight into the federal condemnation process.
In addition to courtroom expertise trying eminent domain cases, partner John Spesia has practical experience that he gained from working as a right-of-way agent for Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America and Kinder Morgan before going to law school.
Contact an experienced eminent domain property law lawyer today
If your next project involves acquiring property rights, contact us today at (815) 726-4311