Eminent Domain & Condemnation

The attorneys at Hansen, Howell & Wilkie, PLLC represent land owners and business owners across North Carolina whose properties are being taken by the North Carolina Department of Transportation; private utility companies, such as Progress Energy, Duke Power, Piedmont Natural Gas; and local municipalities or another governmental agency.  These condemnors are authorized to take property by exercising their power of eminent domain and by employing the legal process known as condemnation.  The United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of North Carolina provide that private property may be taken for public use, but only when “just compensation” is paid to the property owners.  The experienced eminent domain and condemnation attorneys at Hansen, Howell & Wilkie, PLLC lead by Joshua D. Hansen, are dedicated to ensuring that the rights of our clients are fully defended, and that each and every property owner and business owner we represent receives their full and fair “just compensation.”

The taking of property through eminent domain or condemnation can be a frustrating and confusing process.  The attorneys at Hansen, Howell & Wilkie, PLLC are experienced and understand the process.  We will work tirelessly to ensure that you are fully compensated for what is being taken from you.

We provide free consultations on all eminent domain matters in the state of North Carolina. Call today to discuss your condemnation case.

It is important to contact an attorney with experience and specific knowledge of the condemnation process as soon as you are made aware that your property may be taken or impacted by an entity possessing the power of eminent domain.  The eminent domain laws in the State of North Carolina provide very specific timelines and deadlines to respond to a threat of taking by eminent domain. Failure to act promptly within these time constraints can result in a loss of rights and may prevent a property owner from receiving their full and fair compensation under the law.

Contact an experienced eminent domain attorney now. The NCDOT and other condemnors have a team of engineers, agents, and attorneys working on their side; therefore, it is important to retain an attorney to stand by you and guide you through this process.

For more information regarding eminent domain and the condemnation process, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact one of our experienced condemnation attorneys today.