“Property and business owners often don't realize that offers of just compensation from the government are an estimate and are negotiable,” said Stan Abrams, an attorney with the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm.
Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) December 14, 2015
Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell, attorneys with the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, are hosting a free seminar for property owners impacted by the Asheboro Southern Bypass project.
Property Areas Bypass Will Impact
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to make this 16.4-mile stretch of the Bypass a controlled highway, (meaning no driveway access) separated by a grassy/landscaped median. The total right-of-way width will average about 300 feet, with additional right-of-way needed for on/off ramps at interchange locations, which include:
- U.S. 64 on both ends of the project
- N.C. 49
- I-73/74 (U.S. 220 Bypass)
- The Zoo Connector road
- N.C. 42
The areas this new highway will affect include:
- Existing U.S. 64 west of Asheboro to north of N.C. 49
- North of N.C. 49 to west of U.S. 220 Bypass
- West of U.S. 220 Bypass to north of SR 2834 (Old Cox Road)
- North of SR 2834 (Old Cox Road) to existing U.S. 64 north of SR 2604 (Luck Road)
- North Carolina Zoo access road, proposed Asheboro Bypass to N.C. 159
NCDOT is Contacting Owners Right Now
The NCDOT has recently begun contacting property owners to schedule appraisals in advance of making offers to the more than 250 property and business owners whose land will be taken for this project.
Abrams said, “Property and business owners often don't realize that offers of just compensation from the government are an estimate and are negotiable.”
Campbell added, “Not only are they negotiable, but in my experience, the initial offers can often be much too low."
Abrams and Campbell were attorneys negotiating on behalf of the NCDOT for many years before joining the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm.
Seminar Outlines Property Owners’ Legal Rights
The seminar’s purpose is to inform property owners about their legal rights under the North Carolina eminent domain process, and illustrate how owners can try to best protect their rights and financial interests with regard to the sale and/or relocation of their land, homes, and businesses.
“This seminar offers some really valuable information, such as an often-overlooked approach that allows property owners to potentially collect funds from the government’s first offer so they’ll have some money to use, while negotiating for more,” Abrams said.
Related topics the seminar will also cover include:
- How NCDOT offers are calculated
- What “fair market value” means
- How to know if the offer for your property is fair
- Optional question-and-answer session for individual situations
After the seminar, Abrams and Campbell will be available to schedule individual appointments for property owners who would like to discuss their specific situation in more detail to determine if they may have a potential case.
Seminar Date, Time, Location
Date: Thursday, December 17th
Time: 7–9 pm
Location: Hampton Inn Asheboro, 1137 E. Dixie Drive
For more information about the seminar, contact the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm at 1-877-393-4990.
ABOUT THE NC EMINENT DOMAIN LAW FIRM:
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 38 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