Todd & Weld has established a reputation for success in eminent domain litigation. Whether consulting on necessity challenges, takings, constructive takings, condemnation filing matters, eminent domain related environmental issues, or valuation litigation, we pride ourselves on bringing critical thinking to these complex problems. We have developed relationships with appraisers, engineers, and environmental scientists that allow us to develop creative approaches to valuation and to present those theories and approaches to a jury in a credible and convincing fashion.
Our practice includes representing both landowners and taking authorities involving parcels ranging in value from a few thousand to several million dollars. When representing the landowner, we have achieved some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Massachusetts, including multi-million dollar recoveries in connection with the takings of beaches in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, sand and gravel operations in Plymouth, industrial parks on Cape Cod and in Worcester, development land in Milton, Peddock’s Island in Boston Harbor, and Washburn Island in Falmouth. We have litigated business injury, environmental, appraisal, severance, and cure issues, among others.
Examples of property owner representation include: