Introduction to Eminent Domain
Date: Dec 14, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The government's ability to seize private land, with just compensation, for public purposes is a powerful tool. The Federal and New Jersey Constitutions limit the government's ability to take property, as does case law. Our program reviews the statutory and case law framework relevant to New Jersey's eminent domain practice. The program discusses how governmental entities can seize private property and the Court decisions that have curbed that power by insisting that condemners articulate the necessity, public purpose, and foreseeability of a project's completion.
There is no "routine" taking. Each circumstance is unique and should be analyzed accordingly. With this informative program, the state's leading eminent domain practitioners will discuss statutes and the cases and regulations relevant to condemnation law. Learn vital strategies for representing clients facing eminent domain proceedings and learn about the essential role appraisers play in the process.
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION INCLUDE:
- Relevant Caselaw
- The Scope and Power of Eminent Domain
- What does “Just Compensation” mean
- Prelitigation Issues
- Valuation and Appraisal
- Environmental Issues and regulatory takings
- Issues regarding specific types of takings