Maguire Lassman, P.A. has recently succeeded in obtaining a final settlement in excess of 400% of a public utility’s original offer in an eminent domain matter in Orange County, Florida. This particular eminent domain case presented unique challenges given the fact that Maguire Lassman, P.A.’s client was a condominium association. Additionally, the property condemned by the public utility was designated by the condominium association’s declaration (charter document) as a common area. The damages caused by the taking however, had adverse effects on the individual units – not just the remaining common area property. Despite these challenges, in the end Maguire Lassman, P.A. was not only able to negotiate a final settlement in excess of 400% of the original offer, Maguire Lassman, P.A. was also able to negotiate an easement agreement with the public utility that contained terms ensuring the condominium association’s rights were safe guarded going forward.
While every eminent domain case is different and the results of this particular eminent domain case serve as no guarantee of future outcomes, Maguire Lassman, P.A. stands ready to provide the same level of service to any and all Florida property owners faced with an eminent domain taking. Feel free to visit our website or call our offices at 407.228.9522 for further information.