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Eminent Domain Insights

Texas Inverse Condemnation

Texas Inverse Condemnation

Government entities use the power of eminent domain to condemn private property for a public use. Taking private land requires the government to pay landowners just and adequate compensation. When the government fails to do so, the law allows the injured property...

The Whistler Pipeline Project, Texas

The Whistler Pipeline Project, Texas

The Permian Basin is a vast and resource rich area that accounts for a significant portion of U.S. oil and gas output. With the region’s production set to double by 2025, oil and gas companies are scrambling to build supporting infrastructure throughout Texas,...

Red Oak Pipeline & Future Condemnation Proceedings in Texas

Red Oak Pipeline & Future Condemnation Proceedings in Texas

Texas landowners are all too familiar with large oil pipeline projects. These projects, while great for oil and gas companies, often negatively impact both the environment and local communities. Texas condemnation law allows oil companies and governmental entities to...

What are the Pipeline Easement Rates in Texas?

What are the Pipeline Easement Rates in Texas?

By:   Alejandro L. Padua,  Attorney Head of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Practice Padua Law Firm, PLLC If a pipeline company has contacted you about installing and operating a pipeline across your property, there are many factors to consider before negotiating and...

Notice of Condemnation

Notice of Condemnation

What is a Notice of Condemnation? A Notice of Condemnation is a formal written notice from the federal government, or state or local government, advising the property owner that it intends to acquire the property through the power of eminent domain. Think of the...

Can the Government take Your Property? [What you need to know]

Can the Government take Your Property? [What you need to know]

Condemnation, in simplest terms, is the acquisition of private property by a certain public or private entity for public use. If you, as a landowner, are facing condemnation of your property, this concept may seem unjust and burdensome. It may even seem like, for...

How to Fight Eminent Domain

How to Fight Eminent Domain

Both the economy and population in the State of Texas are booming. New homes and businesses require improved infrastructure. Development and infrastructure improvements require land. Unfortunately for property owners in Texas, that may include your land. Many...

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