Former NCDOT Attorneys Hosting Another Seminar on Monroe Bypass for Union & Mecklenburg County Property Owners

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Last year, two former NCDOT attorneys from the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, hosted a widely publicized pro bono seminar for Union & Mecklenburg County property owners affected by the Monroe Bypass. They’re offering another one on Thursday, May 21st, 2015.

If an offer has been made, you may be able to get a more complete and satisfactory offer through reappraisal and negotiations. That’s what we’ll teach property owners about in our seminar,” said NC Eminent Domain Attorney Stan Abrams.

In late summer/early fall of 2014, two former NCDOT attorneys, Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell, gave free seminars in Matthews and Monroe, NC for property owners who would be affected by the Monroe Bypass. Three television stations and two newspapers attended.

Abrams and Campbell’s firm, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, is coming back to Monroe to host another seminar on Thursday, May 21st at 7pm at the Holiday Inn Express on Roosevelt Blvd.

According to Abrams, property owners are now in the stage where they’re receiving offers from the NCDOT, but these offers are not necessarily everything they’re entitled to.

“Homeowners receive a very official offer and think that is the ‘law’ for what they are able to receive,” Abrams said. “If an offer has been made, you may be able to get a more complete and satisfactory offer through reappraisal and negotiations. That’s what we’ll teach property owners about in our seminar.”

Learning to Negotiate with the NCDOT

According to the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, the Monroe Bypass is somewhat of an anomaly based on the amount of times it has started and been stopped through various litigation. As a result, they feel many property owners may not be fully prepared, as Campbell stated in his blog, “Will the Monroe Bypass Really Happen?

“Many people have been hurt by this project,” Campbell said. “And some may believe the agency is trying to minimize the impacts on their property in an attempt to pay them as little as possible – for instance, scooting right-of-way lines back, so very little land is being taken, but now their house or land will sit next to a freeway that, in some instances will be as high as 30 feet in the air.”

At their seminar, Campbell said property owners will gain valuable information – such as how property owners may be able collect the government’s first offer, without technically accepting it, so they have some money to use while negotiating for more. They will also be available to answer questions about individual properties and situations afterwards.

Other topics for the seminar include:

  • How NCDOT offers are calculated
  • What is “fair market value”?
  • What if space is leased? Will there be any relocation benefits?
  • How can I know if the offer for my property is fair?

For more information visit http://www.nc-eminent-domain.com or call the firm at 1-877-393-4990.

About:
A division of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is dedicated solely to representing property owners throughout North Carolina, who may be impacted by eminent domain law. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is led by attorneys Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell, both of whom previously worked as Assistant Attorney Generals for the North Carolina Department of Justice in the Transportation Section, where they litigated condemnation cases for the NCDOT. They have over 20 years of combined experience working exclusively on eminent domain cases. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 35 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.

Contact Information:
Stan Abrams
1-877-393-4990
201 McCullough Drive
Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28262

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