Property owners in the path of the project should do what they can to level the playing field, thereby improving their position to secure a better result
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Leading eminent domain attorneys William Goldman and Michael Braunstein of the law firm Goldman & Braunstein, LLP, have launched a new website to educate and protect the rights of Ohioans affected by the Bluegrass Pipeline project.
The site, http://www.bluegrasspipelineresults.com, is a free resource for property owners who are in the path of the pipeline, are facing an easement for the pipeline or are seeking more information about the project and its impact on the region.
The Bluegrass Pipeline will transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica Shale region in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to an existing Kentucky pipeline that runs to the Gulf Coast. The Bluegrass Pipeline will likely be built across Southern Ohio and while the exact location and counties in its path will be based upon easements that are secured, it is believed the pipeline will follow a path similar to the ATEX Enterprise Pipeline being built across Ohio. Those counties include Butler, Clinton, Coshocton, Fairfield, Fayette, Green, Harrison, Jefferson, Licking Muskingum, Pickaway, Tuscarawas and Warren. Upon completion, the pipeline is initially expected to carry 200,000 barrels per day. That amount could eventually be doubled.
Project representatives have begun surveying properties within the proposed route and will then submit offers to property owners for easements in order to construct the line.
Goldman & Braunstein urge landowners to learn their rights and understand their options to ensure fair agreement and compensation.
“Property owners in the path of the project should do what they can to level the playing field, thereby improving their position to secure a better result, “ said William Goldman.
“BluegrassPipelineResults.com is a comprehensive resource that helps Ohio landowners to learn about the project while empowering them to protect their land and get fair compensation,” explained Michael Braunstein.
The website is part of a broader initiative by Goldman & Braunstein to educate Ohioans about this project. Both attorneys also are conducting meetings with landowner groups. The attorneys provided a similar program for Ohioans who were affected by the ATEX Enterprise Pipeline Project and ultimately represented dozens of landowners who were approached by ATEX for easements. In each of these cases, Goldman & Braunstein was successful in substantially increasing the monetary compensation landowners received, as well as in securing protections against property damage.
The attorneys, who only represent landowners, encourage anyone who has received a proposed agreement or a request from a surveyor to inspect property, or believes they are in the path of the pipeline, to contact their law office for no obligation consultation. Goldman & Braunstein will review options and recommend ways to improve and maximize results.
About Goldman & Braunstein:
Goldman & Braunstein is a firm comprised of two experienced Ohio attorneys who only represent landowners. Michael Braunstein, professor emeritus at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is the author of widely used textbooks on eminent domain and property law. William A. Goldman – a former board member of the Ohio Housing and Development Board and Franklin County Veterans Memorial and current member of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – is one of two eminent domain attorneys listed in Ohio Super Lawyers. Goldman & Braunstein’s practice is focused on eminent domain cases, many of which involve easements, and both have extensive backgrounds in development, zoning and construction, which allow the ability to identify and pursue the full compensation clients are entitled to for the taking of private property. For more information on Goldman & Braunstein, visit http://www.eminentdomainattorneysoh.com/about-us/.