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Condemnation.  The attorneys of Croudace & Dietrich LLP have advised and represented private property owners and public agencies in connection with purchases in lieu of condemnation, condemnation actions and threatened condemnation proceedings, and in prosecuting inverse condemnation actions.  Representative matters include:

  • Representation of lessor in defending redevelopment agency condemnation action, resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Representation of developers in negotiating development and disposition agreements, including, for example, representation of land owner in negotiation of disposition and development agreement for disposition under threat of condemnation of redevelopment area-zoned land and representation of land owner in acquiring, from a major U.S. manufacturer, environmentally challenged property, remediating the same and preparing for transfer of land to residential developers under threat of condemnation by redevelopment agency.
  • Representation of major affordable housing developer in dispute with redevelopment agency regarding condemnation of property resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Representation of landowners in structuring and documenting purchases in lieu of condemnation.
  • Representation of various landowners in connection with proposed freeway condemnation plans.