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Eminent Domain & Condemnation

“All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.”

Pennsylvania Constitution, Article 1, Section 1

“…nor shall private property be taken or applied to public use, without authority of law and without just compensation being first made or secured.”

Pennsylvania Constitution, Article 1, Section 10

The attorneys of Mancini, Kodumal & LeGrow P.L.L.C. have significant experience in the field of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law.

We have successfully represented individual property owners who have had all or a portion of their property taken by a condemning authority for public use, and are entitled to receive just compensation for the loss of their property interests. Pennsylvania’s Eminent Domain Code has been strengthened in recent years to protect the private property rights of landowners and others having legally enforceable interests in private property.

We have also successfully represented government entities with eminent domain powers, which have used those powers to acquire fee simple title, or easements and rights of way, for public safety purposes and for the redevelopment of certified blighted areas. We have successfully litigated matters involving the exercise of eminent domain before Pennsylvania’s appellate courts and, in one recent instance, before the United States Supreme Court.