DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the N.C. Department of Transportation literally on the doorsteps of 200 Greensboro property owners in the way of the Greensboro Urban Loop, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm hosted a seminar on Thursday to answer questions for property owners about their rights.
Section B of the massive loop -- connecting U.S. 70 to U.S. 29 -- will displace both residents and businesses. According to Stan Abrams, the lead attorney at the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, both frequently enter negotiations ill-equipped to deal with an army of seasoned NC DOT staffers.
Urgent questions from property owners who attended the seminar included:
- How will the value of my property be calculated?
- Do I have a say in how much my property is worth?
- Do I have to accept the NC DOT's first offer on my property?
- Do I have a say in how much of my property will be taken?
- What if my property is on the registry of historic homes?
Property owners in Greensboro spoke to media about their concerns over the project. Here's what a few of them had to say:
- "My kids grew up here; my daughter's wedding was right here in our garden. It's their home. It's my home. But we have to give it up."
- "We know it has to happen -- it's for the greater good. We all understand that. But make the process as smooth as possible."
Abrams, who has worked on numerous eminent domain cases involving millions of dollars, said, "Fairness is what's at stake in eminent domain cases. Home and business owners deserve fair compensation for their property, but they may not get it on their own."
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 headed by attorney Stan Abrams. Mr. Abrams has five years' experience working as an Assistant Attorney General for the North Carolina Department of Justice Transportation Section, where he litigated condemnation cases for the N.C. Department of Transportation. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 31 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27701
SOURCE NC Eminent Domain Law Firm