Experience Counts.

The N&C Eminent Domain Practice has built an excellent reputation as strong landowner advocates across North Carolina. Emmett, Steven, and John all focus their practices on eminent domain, land condemnation, and real property litigation.  We have over forty years of combined experience handling these types of cases, and we are passionate about what we do.

From Start to Finish

The N&C Eminent Domain Practice works with landowners through every phase of the eminent domain process, from pre-condemnation planning and analysis to litigation in the North Carolina Superior Court. Whether you recently learned that your land might be taken, you are in the middle of a condemnation lawsuit, or you just have questions about a project, we are here to help.

Your Goals Are Our Goals

Emmett, Steven, and John listen to their clients’ concerns and needs so they can determine the best way to help achieve each client’s specific goals. In addition to fighting for just compensation, Emmett, Steven, and John often help property owners obtain changes to the design of public projects to lessen the impact of the government’s taking on the remaining property. Whatever your property rights goals are, Emmett, Steven, and John are ready to help, advise, and fight for you every step of the way.

Building Your Case

Land condemnation cases often involve complex issues dealing with land planning, zoning, engineering, stormwater management, soil and environmental conditions, and real estate valuation. The N&C Eminent Domain Practice works with experienced real estate appraisers, engineers, land planners, traffic consultants, soil and environmental experts, real estate brokers, developers, and other experts to develop our clients’ land condemnation cases. We have a deep list of contacts, and we know who to call to help you develop your case. Emmett, Steven, and John are prepared and ready to respond to your needs and work diligently to protect your property rights.

We Look After You

The N&C Eminent Domain Practice’s overriding goal is to ensure that you receive the full extent of the protections provided by the United States and North Carolina Constitutions – particularly your right to just compensation when your property is taken. Emmett, Steven, and John have the enthusiasm, experience, and compassion to help you through any eminent domain or land condemnation matter you may be facing.


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