Eminent Domain: The Nuts & Bolts of Public Acquisitions

On February 15, 2011, Wendel Rosen attorneys Les HausrathTimothy Williams, and Pamela Schock Mintzer will present “Eminent Domain: The Nuts & Bolts of Public Acquisitions,” at the David I. Wendel Conference Center, 1111 Broadway, 19th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607

Registration:  8:30 to 9:00 am

Program: 9:00 to Noon

Lunch: Noon to 1:00 pm

This is an educational program for public agencies and right-of-way professionals.  It includes basic condemnation principles, recurring problems, common pitfalls and strategies for resolution.


  • Pre-Acquisition Considerations: What to acquire and why
  • Timing: Coordinating acquisition with project schedule
  • Agency Coordination: Tips and strategies for complex multi-agency projections
  • Anticipating and resolving construction issues in the acquisition and settlement process
  • Impacts for parking or access loss
  • Temporary Severance during construction: Is there such an animal?
  • Ethical Issues: What is the proper role of the public agency employee and attorney?
  • Title, escrow and closing issues


  • Public agency acquisition personnel
  • Engineers
  • In-house lawyers
  • Right-of-way professionals
  • Acquisition consultants

Space is limited; for more information, please contact:

Les Hausrath at lhausrath@wendel.com.

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