As the population grows, so does the need to transport oil and gas, sewage, electricity, water, and people across the state. To satisfy demand, Texas agencies, and some private companies, have been given the power to take privately-owned land for “public use.” The entity taking your land wants to get you out the door as quickly as it can, and to pay you as little as possible. However, you as the landowner have a right to a fair process that results in your getting full fair market value for your land. Braun & Gresham can help you navigate that process. Unlike many other condemnation firms that only advocate for more money for your land, we fight to protect your land, your privacy, and to get you more money.
Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Landowners
If you have ever been concerned about how much latitude an easement holder has on your property, the Supreme Court of Texas recently decided an important case that could affect landowners with certain types of easements on their property. Read more
Eminent Domain Webinars – Your Rights as a Landowner
Braun & Gresham has organized two webinars to educate landowners affected by the RM 620 TxDOT project in Travis County. These webinars will provide an update on the project status, will outline the process of eminent domain, and will discuss your rights as a landowner. Learn more
Related Landowner Articles:
Braun & Gresham attorneys are actively updated on cases that affect Texas landowners. The following articles have been highlighted as they relate to Eminent Domain and Property Rights in Texas.
- Permission Revoked by County for Pipeline to Cross Under Roadways By Anita Miller, Hays Free Press. Anticipate more work stoppages along the route of the Kinder Morgan pipeline through Hays County. The commissioners court on Tuesday voted to revoke permission for the energy giant to cross any roads in the county. Read more
- US Supreme Court Decides Maui County Clean Water Act Case By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agriculture Law Blog. The much-anticipated United States Supreme Court decision in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund was released last week. It is a fascinating decision that results in the Court adopting a “functional equivalent” test. Read more
- State Lawmakers Ask USDOT to Drop High-Speed Rail Project Article by The Bryan-College Station Eagle. More than two dozen state lawmakers have signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to end work related to a high-speed rail project that would pass through the Brazos Valley. Read more
Braun & Gresham offers the Landowner Alert System to help our clients and colleagues stay informed on issues affecting landowners and their land. This free e-mail service comes out once every two weeks and gives subscribers exclusive access to a range of information including announcements about important changes in the law, upcoming educational seminars, insightful blogs by our legal team, and other current articles related to Texas land and law. Anyone interested in land will benefit.