Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation
Through our municipal government, land use, real estate and litigation practices, Foster Pepper has developed the resources to manage virtually any property acquisition or condemnation proceeding, from large to small. Our attorneys have a long history of assisting local governments and property owners with condemnation and eminent domain matters for some of the largest projects in the Puget Sound.
We have substantial experience representing municipal clients in acquisition projects, such as transit stations and rail corridors, arterial street development and expansion, utility corridor development, convention centers, municipal purchase and condemnation of private utility systems, and transit-oriented development. We have also both prosecuted and defended inverse condemnation cases, including actions relating to property taking through regulation or failure to issue land use permits, as well as noise and odor complaints.
Our firm also represents private property owners facing condemnation proceedings. Foster Pepper’s experience on both sides of the property acquisition issue enables us to develop strategies that can often avoid condemnation litigation, but our experience also allows us to represent clients in trial when necessary.