Eminent Domain

Greenspoon Marder attorneys are widely regarded throughout the state of Florida for exceptional capabilities in the handling of complex and challenging litigation matters that comprise the Eminent Domain Law Practice Group. In fact, few firms in Florida can provide condemnation clients with highly qualified attorneys in as many diverse legal disciplines as Greenspoon Marder.

The eminent domain attorneys who focus in this specialty area of law carefully analyze each client’s individual situation in order to create innovative remedies to the government’s acquisition of private property. Our attorneys also possess substantial experience in numerous other legal disciplines and collaborate with attorneys from our Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use, Environmental, Government, Tax and Finance Law practice areas, in order to provide extensive and comprehensive representation.

Greenspoon Marder’s attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law, as well as in Real Estate, Appellate, and Administrative Law. Board certification is the highest such rating of an attorney's special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in a specific area of law and for professionalism and ethics in practice.

Some of the matters typically handled by our eminent domain attorneys include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • All Phases of Litigation
  • Apportionment Proceedings
  • Environmental
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Jury Trials
  • Orders of Taking
  • Pre-litigation Dispute Resolution
  • Representation at all Appellate Levels
  • Representation of Governmental Entities
  • Taxation Consequences
  • Zoning and Land Use Planning

Greenspoon Marder handles condemnation matters for clients ranging from Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies to individuals and small businesses, in such capacities as owners, tenants, developers and lenders for all types of commercial, residential, industrial and special use property. Our client base is unusually diverse and, in addition to counties and municipalities, has included owners of:

  • Apartment Complexes
  • Cemeteries
  • Farm Land
  • Hotels
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • Mini Warehouses
  • Nurseries
  • Retail and Service Establishments
  • Shopping Centers

Our attorneys also have an impressive range of government experience that is vital in providing quality representation in our clients’ eminent domain matters. Prior governmental experience includes positions such as:

  • Assistant General Counsel for Broward County
  • City Manager of the City of Coconut Creek
  • County Attorney for Martin County
  • Deputy General Counsel to the Florida Department of Transportation
  • Director of the Division of Environmental Permitting for the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
  • General Counsel to the Florida Department of Community Affairs
  • General Counsel to the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation

At Greenspoon Marder, we believe that our team approach and our attorneys’ outstanding legal skills in this unique practice area enhance the services we are able to provide to our clients. In addition, our clients benefit from the collective expertise of other practice areas, including: Real Estate;LitigationGovernment & Government RelationsLand Use & Zoning  Environmental TaxationFinance & TransactionsAdministrativeAppellate; and more.