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December 31, 2018

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An Introduction to Condemnation - 2017
  • CA2552D

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About the Program

Sponsored by:


	  Financial Services

Who should purchase:

  • Real estate attorneys
  • Government/municipal lawyers
  • General practitioners
  • Any attorney interested in condemnation

How you’ll benefit:

  • Understand the public policy behind condemnation and eminent domain
  • Determine what constitutes a compensable taking
  • Explore the basics of the condemnation process and the required timelines
  • Find out how appraisals are conducted
  • Learn remedial options for those affected by condemnation proceedings
  • Compare and contrast federal condemnation procedures with Wisconsin procedures

Stand your ground

Whether farmland or an office complex, real estate can be your clients’ most valuable asset. But what happens when the government wants to take that private property for a public use?

Using the power of eminent domain, a local, state, or federal government may seize private property and compensate the owner. Although it’s most commonly used to acquire land for highway construction, utility projects, or public parks, it can even be used to redevelop a blighted property.

At Build Your Practice: An Introduction to Condemnation, you’ll learn the basics of the condemnation process and receive the tools you need to help your clients defend their property rights.

Dig deeper into eminent domain

An Introduction to Condemnation explains the circumstances necessary for the government to exercise its eminent domain power. Know what constitutes a compensable taking of property. Understand the differences between inverse condemnation and a temporary taking. Discover how easements fit into the condemnation picture.

From initial contact by the acquiring authority to the jurisdictional offer to purchase, explore the basics of the condemnation process and the required timelines. Plus, become aware of how Wisconsin and federal procedures differ.

Know your worth

A key factor in condemnation is appraisal of the property being seized to determine appropriate compensation. Learn the standards for appraisals in eminent domain situations and what to keep in mind when getting an independent appraisal, such as:

  • Jurisdictional exceptions
  • Appraisal methods
  • Severance damages
  • Cost to cure

Your day in court

Clients unwillingly caught up in a condemnation situation will look to you to contest it or ensure they receive just compensation. Understand the available condemnation remedies, such as:

  • Valuation factors
  • Severance damages
  • Costs and fees
  • Special damages
  • Relocation benefits

Get advice and strategies for preparing an eminent domain case for trial, including negotiation tactics and tips on working with expert witnesses.

When your client faces a governmental taking situation, know where to start with help from Build Your Practice: An Introduction to Condemnation. RPurchase today!

About the Build Your Practice series
The Build Your Practice series from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® introduces you to the fundamentals of various practice areas. Gain the tools and information you need to develop a new area of practice and expand your firm’s offerings. Topics include bankruptcy, consumer protection, elder law, estate planning, personal injury, residential real estate, traffic law, and worker’s compensation. Build Your Practice series programs are endorsed by the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division.

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Condemnation Law and Practice in Wisconsin

Save 20% on Condemnation Law and Practice in Wisconsin through June 23, 2017. It’s the definitive text for litigating property rights in the Badger State.

Use discount code CA2552 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.*

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound® editions of this title. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is offered for this program. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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