Inverse Condemnation Law
The Inverse Condemnation Lawyers at Kassouni Law Elaborate on Property Rights and Inverse Condemnation…
With a focus on Constitutional property rights and land use, Kassouni Law was founded on the belief that property rights and personal freedom are intertwined. Our Los Angeles and Sacramento-based inverse condemnation lawyers are passionate about land use issues. It is their mission to rigorously defend your property rights against government and private abuse.
Dedicated to providing superior representation in all matters related to land use, our commitment to clients and Constitutional property rights allows us to establish personalized strategies in the pursuit for justice. Further, clients find Kassouni Law a unique practice. In that, the team of inverse condemnation lawyers here never represent the government. Strangely, most land use law practices represent both private clients and government entities. Our inverse condemnation attorneys feel this can muddy the waters of representation with potential for conflicts of interest. It is this singular focus which allows the inverse condemnation lawyers at Kassouni Law to provide clients’ an unwavering commitment to the protection of their Constitutionally granted property rights.
More on Constitutional property rights from the Inverse Condemnation Lawyers at Kassouni Law…
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides in part: “nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.” There are four types of takings. First, a taking occurs when the government wants to buy your land for a public use, such as a park or a school. The government must then institute an action for eminent domain. One of the most controversial and legally unsupportable United States Supreme Court opinions on the subject of eminent domain was Kelo v. City of New London. In that case, the Court held that the government can wield its power of eminent domain to force private property owners to relinquish their land not to the government, but rather another private developer. The Court concluded that speculative future tax revenues were a sufficient public “purpose.” Years later, the private developer scrapped its plans, yet the private property owners have no power to reclaim the land they were forced to sell. A book has been written on this case, entitled Little Pink House.
Second, a taking can occur when the government damages your property.
Third, a taking can occur when the government restricts the economic use of property, such as a growth control measure, or a rezoning.
Finally, a taking can occur when the government imposes an exaction, or condition, in exchange for a permit which is excessive and has no real relation to the impact created by the proposed development.
Inverse condemnation is an action by the property owner against the government to recover damages for a taking. The last three examples above would involve a claim for inverse condemnation.
Because Kassouni Law is a practice that specializes in land use, property rights, and development law, we have the experience to deliver results. When interviewing inverse condemnation attorneys for your case, consider asking about each individual’s experience with land use and inverse condemnation law, not the aggregate experience of the firm. The inverse condemnation attorneys at Kassouni Law have litigated cases against all manner of governmental entities throughout the state of California including building departments, planning departments, the California Coastal Commission, and cities and counties, all on behalf of private individuals and businesses. Headquartered in Sacramento, with offices in Los Angeles, our inverse condemnation attorneys have the experience and legal victories to effectively handle any inverse condemnation matter. Consider contacting Kassouni Law by calling 877-770-7379. We will be pleased to assess your rights and remedies to help you form a plan of action to obtain positive results.