Expropriation And Eminent Domain
The process of expropriation occurs when a public agency or certain private companies, such as a utility company, takes private property for a purpose deemed to be in the public interest.
Roedel Parsons has extensive experience in handling expropriation matters on behalf of governmental agencies and property owners, alike. Led by the shareholder, Luke Piontek, the firm has handled very large and complex projects such as the property acquisitions necessary for the construction of the new, multi-billion dollar University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center complexes constructed in Mid-City New Orleans, which encompassed over 446 pieces of property and 125 separate expropriation lawsuits. Roedel Parsons has extensive experience handling expropriation and eminent domain disputes associated with government projects.