North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: Land taken for new Raleigh rail station prompts $3.95M settlement

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly July 21, 2017 From the balconies of Bloomsbury Estates, seven floors of luxury apartments in the Boylan Heights section of Raleigh, residents have a commanding view overlooking the construction of Union Station, the new regional transportation hub due to be completed next year. The station will be a boon for the city, but comes at a … Read More

Lauren AtkinsNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly: Land taken for new Raleigh rail station prompts $3.95M settlement

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: DOT to pay $8.6 million for strip of land along highway

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly June 12, 2017 The North Carolina Department of Transportation will pay $8.6 million to compensate a Union County manufacturer for taking half an acre of highway access earmarked for the Monroe Bypass, an attorney for the manufacturer reports. Read more here: https://nclawyersweekly.com/2017/06/12/dot-to-pay-8-6-million-for-strip-of-land-along-highway/

Lauren AtkinsNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly: DOT to pay $8.6 million for strip of land along highway

Triangle Business Journal: Jeremy Hopkins

Triangle Business Journal May 25, 2017 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Jeremy Hopkins has joined the firm’s Raleigh office as a Partner with the Land Condemnation & Eminent Domain Practice Group. Read more here: https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/potmsearch/detail/submission/6424501/Jeremy_Hopkins 

Lauren AtkinsTriangle Business Journal: Jeremy Hopkins

Triangle Business Journal: Atlantic Coast Pipeline in N.C.: Boon for some, burden for others

Triangle Business Journal May 5, 2017 Today, it’s sweeping fields dotted with soybean sprouts and green forests sloping over century-old homesteads. To a cluster of rural residents over an eight-county swath of North Carolina, the landscape translates to one word: home. Read more here: https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/05/05/atlantic-coast-pipeline-in-n-boon-for-some-burden.html

Lauren AtkinsTriangle Business Journal: Atlantic Coast Pipeline in N.C.: Boon for some, burden for others

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: Island town, landowner reach one-of-a-kind settlement

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly May, 2, 2017 Call it a case of playing nicely together in the sandbox: a condemnation dispute between the seaside town of Ocean Isle Beach and a local land developer has been amicably resolved with an agreement to return half of the land back to the developer and let the developer keep the town’s $1.25 million … Read More

Lauren AtkinsNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly: Island town, landowner reach one-of-a-kind settlement

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: A ban on unjust taking

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly April 20, 2017 Twelve years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Connecticut town could bulldoze a woman’s house to clear land for a private corporation’s new headquarters, North Carolina is close to joining other states that have responded by barring companies from harnessing the government’s power of eminent domain. Read more here: https://nclawyersweekly.com/2017/04/20/a-ban-on-unjust-taking/

Lauren AtkinsNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly: A ban on unjust taking

Greater Wilmington Business Journal: Future Road Work Starting To Affect Market St. Properties

Greater Wilmington Business Journal February 24, 2017 Some owners in the Wilmington area on Market Street whose property lies in the path of a road improvement project are facing the issue of eminent domain. Read more here: http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/real_estate_-_commercial/2017/02/24/future_road_work_starting_to_affect_market_st_properties/15839?CFID=49b663b1-71d4-4130-8794-64365a5ab7fc&CFTOKEN=0

Lauren AtkinsGreater Wilmington Business Journal: Future Road Work Starting To Affect Market St. Properties

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: DOT appraiser accused of falsifying report in land condemnation case

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly June 23, 2016 While representing a property owner in an eminent domain case, two experienced land condemnation lawyers in Raleigh alleged that they had discovered that a prolific real estate appraiser for the North Carolina Department of Transportation based his cost estimate on the opinion of a contractor he’d never contacted. Read more here: https://nclawyersweekly.com/2016/06/23/dot-appraiser-accused-of-falsifying-report-in-land-condemnation-case/

Lauren AtkinsNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly: DOT appraiser accused of falsifying report in land condemnation case

The Star-News: Kerr Avenue business wins $3.5M from DOT

The Star-News Oct. 30, 2015 The N.C. Department of Transportation will have to pay a Wilmington business $3.5 million over parking spaces lost to its Kerr Avenue widening project. Read more here: http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20151030/kerr-avenue-business-wins-35m-from-dot

Lauren AtkinsThe Star-News: Kerr Avenue business wins $3.5M from DOT

Greater Wilmington Business Journal: Eminent Domain – Balancing Progress And Property

Greater Wilmington Business Journal Sept. 25, 2015 For commercial property owners whose assets lie in the path of state transportation projects, undergoing the eminent domain process doesn’t always seem like a win-win situation. Read more here: http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/more_news/2015/09/25/eminent_domain_-_balancing_progress_and_property/13827

Lauren AtkinsGreater Wilmington Business Journal: Eminent Domain – Balancing Progress And Property