Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP Expands Eminent Domain Practice with Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is pleased to announce that Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero has joined the firm’s Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation practice group as a partner.  Brenda has represented public entities on complex eminent domain and inverse condemnation matters for more than 25 years and has assisted clients with large, complex multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects requiring…

Getting Your Property Back: Rutgard and CCP section 1245.245

Mr. Sozio will discuss the recent case of Rutgard v. City of Los Angeles, which deals with a public agency’s obligation to offer the property taken to the former owner if it is not used after ten years, as well as other intricacies of Section 1245.245 of the Code of Civil Procedure. The conference agenda…

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2020 | Impact of People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal. 4th 665 on Eminent Domain Evidence at Trial, IRWA Chapter 1 28th Annual Valuation Seminary, at Quiet Cannon Conference Center, 901 North Via San Clemente, Montebello March 5, 2020 | Eminent Domain 101:  An Introduction to the Law and Policy, San Diego CA …

No Offer Necessary For Subsurface Waterlines Or Sewers, But Obligation To Negotiate

Normally, a public agency must make an offer to the owner based on an appraisal prior to initiating negotiations for the acquisition of real property and prior to adopting a resolution of necessity. Often overlooked, however, is that the precondemnation offer is not required when an easement is being acquired for “the construction, reconstruction, alteration,…