For businesses of any size facing a property seizure through eminent domain, the loss of location or key portions of property and the opportunities they afford could seriously threaten the viability of the business unless adequately compensated. The attorneys of Hoegen & Associates, P.C., in Wilkes-Barre serve clients throughout Pennsylvania. The firm understands the significance of property loss and aggressively protects the interests of their clients. Contact the firm to speak with a lawyer experienced in Pennsylvania real estate, eminent domain and condemnation.

Representing Land Owners Facing Eminent Domain

Government entities and certain utilities have the authority under Pennsylvania law to condemn real property for a number of purposes, including urban redevelopment or the expansion of utility company projects. This development can include installing/building or expanding:

  • Commercial and residential redevelopment
  • Installation of utility lines
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Expansion and relocation of highways and roadways

However, though the authorized entities may have the right to take property, they also have the responsibility to pay just compensation. Statutory authority has established procedures for proceedings for eminent domain, including filing notice of the taking, scheduling hearings and legal proceedings to determine the fair market value or replacement value.

Protecting Owners' Property Rights and Seeking Just Compensation

For matters of eminent domain, usually the entity seizing the property is more concerned with their goals of site control rather than ensuring that the affected party is properly compensated for the taking of its individual business. At Hoegen & Associates, P.C., the attorneys have a different focus; they are dedicated to representing the rights of property owners to maximize their recovery and minimize the costs associated with the taking.

As a businessperson, you likely know one of the golden rules of success: location, location, location. When your location is threatened by eminent domain and you are facing loss of all or a portion of your property, you must find answers to questions such as:

  • Will relocation be necessary?
  • Is a suitable location available and affordable?
  • Is your business likely to survive the changes?
  • Will you be able to gather enough funds to cover expenses during transition?
  • Will you be fully compensated for your loss?

At Hoegen & Associates, P.C., the legal team will work to help you find the answers you need, maximize just compensation and shorten the time of financial recovery. With these goals in mind, the attorneys, collaborating with appraisers and other field professionals, will investigate whether the authorities are following regulations, determine the impact of eminent domain upon your business, assist in developing a fair market value or replacement value, and defend your rights.

Contact an Experienced Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Law Firm

In addition to providing representation for businesses and commercial property owners, Hoegen & Associates, P.C., works with residential property/homeowners with matters pertaining to condemnation law. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer, contact Hoegen & Associates, P.C.