"The balance of justice must prevail for both parties.” –Abraham Gerges
Aventura, Florida (PRWEB) November 29, 2013
Former Justice of the New York State Supreme Court Abraham Gerges has over 100 published opinions in his area of expertise and presided full-time over New York City condemnation matters for eight years. He retired from the bench in December 2010. His ratio decidendi’s in cases are regularly cited during the course of other condemnation litigation across the U.S.
“My extensive experience on eminent domain and the process of condemnation has allowed me to successfully handle cases where property owners and the government cannot agree on a fair price to be paid for private property deemed to be required to benefit the public,” says Judge Gerges.
He adds that, “Although litigation in this area is highly technical, there are strict rules and guidelines that apply to the process of condemnation to make certain a private property owner is fairly and justly compensated. The balance of justice must prevail for both parties.”
Justice Gerges is highly experienced in litigated and negotiated eminent domain issues. All issues such as covenant enforcement, the scope and validity of easements, title questions and what relocation benefits the property owner may receive, are matters addressed in court or prior to court, by way of alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation. Should a case not be settled through mediation, the option exists to retain a condemnation trial lawyer.
Judge Gerges has delivered frequently cited opinions in various high profile cases such as Powell’s Cove Environmental Waterfront Parks, Barclays Center litigation, Exxon Mobil and the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards real estate development litigation. Those who have litigated in his courtroom find him to be “fair and even, without playing favorites.”