Former NCDOT Attorneys Host Seminar for Property Owners Affected by NC 211 Road Widening

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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 in Southport, May 12, for property and business owners impacted by the N.C. 211 road widening in Southport and St. James.

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

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), has been contacting residents and business owners whose property is needed to widen a seven-mile stretch along N.C. 211 in the towns of Southport and St. James, according to former NCDOT attorneys Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell.

When these two attorneys represented the NCDOT on behalf of the state, they saw that property owners often seemed unaware of their rights under NC eminent domain law. This, they felt, may have compelled many to accept offers far below their property’s potential highest and best use.

That’s one reason Abrams and Campbell joined the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm. Now, in addition to representing property and business owners, they travel the state giving free educational seminars geared toward property owners’ rights.

The NCDOT has already contacted some of the more than 140 property and business owners whose land may be taken to widen this section of N.C. 211. The agency has earmarked more than $10 million for right of way purchases on this project.

Former NCDOT Lawyers Now Represent Property & Business 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 are not obligated 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 added, "Having previously worked as an attorney on behalf of the NCDOT for many years, we understand what might potentially persuade them 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 N.C. 211 road widening in Southport and St. James to attend their seminar.

Seminar Explains Property & Business Owners’ Rights
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 accurate
  •     How to know if the offer for your property is fair
  •     A question-and-answer session for individual situations/concerns

Property Areas the N.C. 211 Roadway Widening Will Impact
The project will affect a roughly seven-mile section of N.C. 211 from just west of Midway Road (SR 1500) in St. James to just east of N.C. 87 in Southport.

Seminar Date, Time, Location
Date:     Thursday, May 12th
Time:     7–9 pm
Place:     Wingate by Wyndham Southport
1511 North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461

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 Attorneys General 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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