Category Archives: Condemnation & Eminent Domain

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PennEast Pipeline – What to Anticipate

Posted in Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Shareholder Timothy P. Duggan recently joined Jacqueline Evans, property owner and member of Homeowners Against Land Taking (HALT), on an episode of PrincetonTV hosted by Natasha Sherman. Mr. Duggan and Ms. Evans talked at length about the proposed PennEast pipeline and its anticipated effect on parts of Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Frequently Asked Questions

Posted in Condemnation & Eminent Domain

What is eminent domain and who uses it? Eminent Domain is the power of the government to take private property and convert it into public use. Government agencies that use eminent domain include state government agencies like the Transportation department and local agencies tied to the municipalities. “The Fifth Amendment provides that the government may… Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions on Negotiating Pipeline Easements

Posted in Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Negotiating the conveyance of land rights with an experienced negotiator is often difficult and confusing at best. Terms such as temporary construction easement, slope easement, and fee simple interests are thrown around as if the public knows what they mean. Some terms also have acronyms (“TCE” for temporary construction easements or “SE” for slope easements),… Continue Reading

Is the PennEast Pipeline Taking Really for the Public’s Benefit?

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A plain reading of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, commonly referred to as the “Taking Clause,” appears on its face to limit the government’s right to take private property only in instances where the property will be put to a public use. However, over the years, the United States Supreme Court has expanded… Continue Reading

Shareholders Timothy P. Duggan & Jeffrey M. Hall Hold Two Presentations

Posted in Condemnation & Eminent Domain, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Stark Events

This past week, Timothy P. Duggan, Chair of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Tax Appeals, and Eminent Domain Groups, held two presentations for the Mercer County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Duggan’s first presentation was collaborated with fellow Shareholder Jeffrey M. Hall, member of the Eminent Domain Group,… Continue Reading

CLE International Eminent Domain Conference: Preparing Yourself for the Future of Condemnation

Posted in Condemnation & Eminent Domain, Stark Events

Stark & Stark Shareholder Timothy P. Duggan, Chair of the firm’s Eminent Domain Group, will present at the CLE International’s “Eminent Domain Conference: Preparing You for the Future of Condemnation,” which will be held on March 26-27, 2015, at The Westin in San Diego, CA. Mr. Duggan will be Key Note Speaker on the “Featured Panel Presentation”… Continue Reading

Stark & Stark Shareholder Timothy P. Duggan Published in Star Ledger Op-Ed

Posted in Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights, Condemnation & Eminent Domain, Stark Events, Stark News

Stark & Stark Shareholder Timothy P. Duggan, Chair Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Eminent Domain and Real Estate Tax Appeal Groups, was a Star-Ledger Guest Columnist in the op-ed article “Irvington’s Eminent Domain Plan Not the Answer,” published on January 29, 2014.