Eminent Domain Reform:
Braun & Gresham only represents landowners in condemnation negotiations and proceedings. When a pipeline or transmission line company takes an easement across our clients’ properties, we advocate for the best easement terms legally possible. Effective January 1, 2022, the Texas Legislature passed eminent domain reforms providing some additional notices and basic easement terms. This is a welcome relief and a good start toward improving landowner rights in Texas. In the linked article, our clients Priscilla and Stan Parker express frustrations that are common to Texas landowners. If you have questions or would like more information about the new laws terms or our condemnation practice, please contact me at (512) 894-5426 or [email protected].
– Patrick L. Reznik, Attorney & Counselor
Landowners Pass Bill that Aims to Make Eminent Domain Process More Transparent for Landowners
House Bill 2730… aims to make the eminent domain process more fair and transparent for landowners while also supporting growing infrastructure. The bill makes changes to how eminent domain negotiations are done, like requiring companies to provide landowners with upfront contract terms and easy to understand information about their rights in the eminent domain process… READ MORE
TREAD Coalition Supports Eminent Domain Reform to Protect Landowner Rights
Executive Director for the Texas Real Estate & Advocacy Defense Coalition (TREAD), Jessica Karlsruher says House Bill 2730 “is a step in the right direction. However, there is still work to do in order to better streamline the condemnation process…” Learn more about TREAD’s stance on Eminent Domain reform, and consider becoming a member to support TREAD’s advocacy and defense efforts for landowners… LEARN MORE
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