Your Property Is Our Priority

North Carolina’s First Choice in Eminent Domain Representation.
Advocating for Private Property Owners.

YOUR LAND. YOUR RIGHTS.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation and other condemning authorities have the legal right to take property through the power of eminent domain to build roadways and other public projects. The North Carolina eminent domain attorneys at Henson Fuerst dedicate themselves to representing commercial and other high-value property owners against the government to ensure that our clients rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law.

HENSON FUERST ATTORNEYS YOUR COMMERCIAL LAND CONDEMNATION TEAM

David Henson

Owner and partner David Henson joined Henson Fuerst in 1998 to represent those individuals, businesses, and churches confronted with the possibility of losing their land to the government.

Anne Duvoisin

Anne joined Henson Fuerst in 2003 having litigated complex cases in courts across North Carolina. With nearly 40 years of experience, she focuses on land condemnation, land contamination, and similar related claims.

Chris Beacham

Chris has litigated personal injury, civil rights, contract, construction, and multiple land condemnation cases in North Carolina State and Federal Courts.

WHY COMMERCIAL CASES ARE DIFFERENT

Your commercial land condemnation isn't your average case, and it warrants a greater-than-average approach. Unlike typical eminent domain claims, there are a lot of moving parts of your high-value property investment, such as driveway access, traffic circulation, parking, tenant impacts, signage, and zoning issues. These all require immediate attention and oversight from an experienced commercial property eminent domain lawyer.

Businesses, residential and commercial developers, and other high-value property owners are involved in high-stakes litigation when a condemnation occurs. This is why, in our experience, a law firm cannot adequately balance hundreds of both residential and commercial cases without compromising the outcome of one or the other. This is why we devote our complete focus to commercial land condemnation cases like yours.

$1.9 MILLION FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY TAKING REAL LIFE RESULTS

573% ABOVE THE INITIAL OFFER

Two tracts of land were being impacted by the Department of Transportation for a bypass project. The first parcel was a 7-acre tract of land on a two-lane highway zoned residential performance. Our eminent domain attorneys, through retained experts, successfully argued the best use of the property was for commercial development with reasonably probable rezoning to industrial transitional. This part of the case involved both a direct condemnation claim as well as a Map Act claim. The second tract involved a parcel of more than 100 acres which was intended for residential development, but which had some challenging wetland issues that complicated the case. This parcel only included a Map Act claim. The initial offer from the Department was for $282,250.

The case was negotiated prior to litigation for a total settlement of $1,900,000, an increase of more than 573%. **