Eminent Domain Law And Participating In The Condemnation Process

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Course Description

This program was recorded on November 13th, 2018

This course will address the basic principles of eminent domain law, including, but not limited to, understanding condemnation powers, the source of those powers, a brief look at the history of the exercise of eminent domain powers, and types of eminent domain takings. This course will also address what to expect when participating in the condemnation process. Topics include the events leading up to filing the condemnation action, steps taken during the actual condemnation proceedings, how property is valued, and utility easements for quasi-public use.



  • Stephanie Goldstein
    Ms. Goldstein is a seasoned litigator with Schorr Law’s real estate litigation team. She prides herself on obtaining the best results possible and has established a track record of success at Schorr Law. She is a Los Angeles native who obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. Ms. Goldstein received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was a member of the International Law Review. During law school, Ms. Goldstein interned at the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California in the business, tax and licensing division and was a summer associate at a fast-paced general litigation firm where she gained practical experience in the areas of real estate and business litigation.

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    1. Eminent Domain Law
      1. Understanding Condemnation Powers
      2. Source of Condemnation Powers
      3. History of the Exercise of Eminent Domain
      4. Types of Eminent Domain “takings”
    2. Participating in the Condemnation Process
      1. Condemnation Process for Government use
      2. Precondemnation activities
      3. Complaint in Eminent Domain
    3. Deposit and withdrawal of probable compensation and prejudgment possession
      1. Final offer and demand
      2. Alternative dispute resolution
    4. Hearing and right of appeal
      1. Generally
      2. Burden of proof and order of proceedings
    5. Post judgment procedures & rights to appeal
      1. Valuing the property taking
      2. Condemnation process for utility and quasi-public use