Is a Whole Taking Always Worth More Than a Partial Taking?

Hello, my name is Raymer Maguire, I’m a 30 year eminent domain practitioner, I limit my practice to representing property owners and business interests. And the question at hand is, is a whole taking always worth more than a partial taking? The short answer is, no. Sometimes a partial taking is also going to include business damages and there can be instances where a partial taking allows the property owner and the business owner together, to get more money than they would otherwise be paid for a whole taking. It’s a complicated issue, but that’s the short answer.