“It’s really a little sad. Most people receive a very official-looking offer and think that’s the ‘law’ for what they are able to receive, but that’s just not true,” said NC Eminent Domain Attorney Jason Campbell.
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 24, 2015
“We need a new bridge, we want bridges replaced, we want work done, but we also don’t want to be kind of forgotten in the process.”
That’s what Gary Cappy, owner of a Grass Roots Press, a business impacted by the NCDOT’s plans for the Capital Blvd Bridges over Wade Avenue and Peace Street, said to the Raleigh Public Record in December of 2011 (Peace Street Bridge Repairs Could Impact Business Owners).
Two former NCDOT attorneys from the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm said that if businesses don’t want to “be forgotten,” they may need to be proactive. The firm expects residents to receive offers any day now, and in response, the firm is hosting a pro bono seminar for affected property owners.
“Looking at the plans, some buildings will be completely demolished, others will lose parking, and some may no longer have access to their property. Businesses especially have a lot to lose,” said Jason Campbell, formerly head attorney at the NCDOT on the 540 project and one of the attorneys hosting the seminar.
“It’s really a little sad. Most people receive a very official-looking offer and think that’s the ‘law’ for what they are able to receive, but that’s just not true,” Campbell said. “If an offer has been made, there may be a more complete and satisfactory offer to be gained through reappraisal and negotiations.”
To try to help property owners find that “more complete and satisfactory offer,” Campbell and his colleague, Stan Abrams, are giving a free seminar to educate home, business, and land owners about their rights and options. The seminar will be held at 7pm on Thursday, August 27th at the Double Tree Hotel in Raleigh on Hillsborough Street.
Advice from Former NCDOT Attorneys
According to Abrams, he and Campbell left the NCDOT and joined the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm to help “even the playing field” for property owners, which they hope to help accomplish at their seminar.
“We’ll be giving away some really valuable information – such as how property owners may be able collect the government’s first offer, without technically accepting it, so they at least have some money to use while negotiating for more,” Abrams said. “We’ll also be available to answer questions about individual properties and situations afterwards.”
Other topics for the seminar include:
- How are NCDOT offers calculated?
- What is “fair market value”?
- What if my space is leased? Will there be any relocation benefits?
- How can I know if the offer for my property is fair?
For more information about the meeting, visit http://www.nc-eminent-domain.com or call the firm at 1-877-393-4990.
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 37 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27701