Eminent Domain / Land Condemnation
Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC, has an active eminent domain/land condemnation practice. We have experience in the area of eminent domain as advocates for businesses and individuals whose property is being taken through condemnation, as counsel for taking authorities, and in presiding over hearings in federal condemnation cases.
Our representation of landowners includes numerous cases where the Tennessee Department of Transportation is seeking to take property for State highway projects, as well as representing landowners in takings claims by municipal development authorities for major city facilities. We have also represented local and federal taking authorities, as well as oil and gas pipeline companies with condemnation authority seeking to purchase or maintain easements across private property.
The experience of attorneys in our practice extends to chairing the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Land Commission for the last quarter century, conducting hundreds of hearings involving disputes between landowners and the TVA as to the just compensation to be awarded for electric power line and pipeline easements.