Experience counts. So does compassion, understanding and perseverance. Each member of our team provides all of that and more to lead you through any eminent domain or land condemnation issue.
Emmett Boney Haywood, Attorney at Law
Ms. Haywood graduated in 1977 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in International Studies. In 1982, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
After practicing for several years with a private law firm, Ms. Haywood went to work with the North Carolina Attorney General’s office in Raleigh. For more than nine years there, she represented the North Carolina Department of Transportation in hundreds of land condemnation cases and other matters.
In April 2000, Ms. Haywood opened her private law practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since then, she has represented residential and commercial clients throughout North Carolina in matters of eminent domain, inverse condemnation, pre-condemnation planning and regulatory takings. In July 2010 she merged her practice with the Raleigh law firm of Nicholls & Crampton, P.A.
Steven C. Newton, II, Attorney at Law
Like Mrs. Haywood, Mr. Newton focuses his practice on defending the rights of property owners in eminent domain cases. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Campbell University, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the law school and Summa Cum Laude from the business school. Immediately after obtaining his law and business degrees, Mr. Newton served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Newton has represented all types of owners and businesses in eminent domain proceedings, including real estate developers, multifamily and mixed-use properties, convenience stores, fast food restaurants, manufacturers, non-profit organizations, churches, farmers and homeowners. In addition to his eminent domain practice, Mr. Newton represents property owners in land use and zoning matters as well as owners engaged in real estate and property rights litigation.