Inverse Condemnation & Takings
Takings are called “inverse condemnation” claims because they are the inverse of classic condemnation and eminent domain cases. These are cases where the government has taken private property but failed to pay the compensation required by the U.S. Constitution or by state constitutions. These takings may be by physical appropriate, such as by flooding or the destruction of access, or they may be by regulation that goes so far as to eliminate the reasonable use of property. For example, takings claims may arise following the denial of a land use or environmental permit. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of how to obtain just compensation for our clients when their properties have been appropriated or taken by the government.