Former NCDOT Attorneys Host Seminar for Property Owners Affected by New Winston-Salem Beltway

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Former NCDOT Attorneys Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell, now with the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, will host a free seminar for property and business owners impacted by the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway project on Thursday, March 10th at the Winston-Salem Marriott.

"Having previously worked as an attorney on behalf of the NCDOT for many years, we understand what might persuade the NCDOT to pay more,” said NC Eminent Domain Attorney Jason Campbell.

Property and business owners whose property is needed to build the multi-lane Winston-Salem Northern Beltway will soon begin receiving offers from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), according to former NCDOT attorneys.

Attorneys Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell now work for the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm representing property owners. As former NCDOT lawyers, they saw time and again that property owners often seemed compelled to accept low-ball offers for their land because they were simply unaware of their rights under NC eminent domain law.

That’s one reason Abrams and Campbell travel the state giving these free educational seminars.

The Winston-Salem Northern Beltway seminar will be held Thursday, March 10th at the Winston-Salem Marriot. The NCDOT has already earmarked more than $13 million for right of way purchases, and the agency has contacted some of the more than 70 property and business owners whose land may be taken.

Former NCDOT Lawyers Now Represent Property Owners
Abrams said, “The NCDOT functions just like any other buyer. Understandably, they want to get the best price they can for their dollar. What many folks don’t realize is that they don’t have to take that first offer from the NCDOT. It may be negotiable – just like any property sale. However, negotiating with the NCDOT is more involved than negotiating with a private buyer.”

Campbell adds, "Having previously worked as an attorney on behalf of the NCDOT for many years, we understand what might persuade the NCDOT to pay more. The purpose of this seminar is to share those ways with property owners to help them potentially get a better offer.”

For that reason, Abrams and Campbell strongly encourage property and business owners impacted by the new bypass to attend their seminar.

Seminar Clarifies Rights of Property and Business Owners
The seminar’s purpose is to help educate property and business owners about their rights under North Carolina’s eminent domain process, and show them how they may be able to best protect these rights and their financial interests.

“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.

The seminar will also cover:

  •      Unique ways the NCDOT calculates offers
  •      “Fair market value” – what it means in your situation
  •      How to determine if the government’s appraisal is truly just
  •      How to know if the offer for your property is fair
  •      A question-and-answer session for individual situations/concerns

Property Areas the Beltway Will Impact
The 34-mile beltway will be built in several stages. The entire project begins at U.S. 158, southwest of Winston-Salem, and ends at I-74/U.S. 311, southeast of the city.

Construction has begun on the eastern portion, which begins a bit north of U.S. 158 at Reidsville Road and ends just south of Old Walkertown Road.

Seminar Date, Time, Location
Date:     Thursday, March 10th
Time:     7–9 pm
Place:     Winston-Salem Marriott
                425 N. Cherry Street
                Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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.

Contact Information:
Stan Abrams
1-877-393-4990
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27701

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