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Arkansas Eminent Domain & Regulatory Dispute Attorney

Preserving your property rights in Arkansas and Tennessee

As environmental and other land-use regulations increase, property owners feel more pressured than ever to comply with changing laws and regulations. At the same time, increasing demands for highway expansion, infrastructure improvements, pipeline construction and other government or utility projects have caused a rise in private property condemnation. The government mayhave the property-taking prerogative and also has the responsibility to uphold certain regulations — but as a property owner, you have rights, too.

At the Marion, Arkansas law firm of Lawrence W. Jackson, PLLC, we stand up for you as a private property owner. We defend your right to proper compensation when your property is condemned under eminent domain and assist you in navigating the complexities of environmental and other land-use regulations.

Eminent domain: Is the taking of your property justifiable, and what constitutes just compensation?

According to the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, "nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." When the government seeks to condemn your property, you may have the right to dispute that action. As a lawyer with 20 years of experience in challenging eminent domain property-taking, Lawrence Jackson has helped clients defend their private property rights in cases of improper condemnation actions, including:

  • The condemning agency did not have the right to condemn
  • Property was condemned on behalf of private developers, called "blighting"

We also assist property owners in cases of inverse condemnation, which include:

  • Property that was acquired without the benefit of proper condemnation proceedings
  • Zoning ordinances or regulations that deprive you of the economic use of your private property
  • A government project completed near your property that interferes with use or enjoyment of your property

If your property is condemned, you are entitled to just compensation. As your attorney, Lawrence Jackson helps you get maximum compensation by valuing your property, taking into account all the factors that come into play under eminent domain law, such as what damages may be recoverable, what relocation benefits may be available, who determines your property's value and how long it will take before compensation is received.

What are your rights regarding environmental and other land-use regulations?

We counsel and represent businesses and individuals faced with regulatory compliance matters, who wish to dispute the validity of a government action or who are facing prosecution for violation of a regulation. The government will be vigorous in pursuing its case. At the law firm of Lawrence W. Jackson, PLLC, we respond with equal fervor — defending or appealing state or federal lawsuit, litigating your behalf. As a private property owner, you have rights. As your legal representative, we protect them. We have experience assisting clients in compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality regulations, as well as with local, state and federal regulatory and zoning disputes surrounding:

  • Utility easements
  • Billboard disputes
  • Restrictive zoning regulations and ordinances

In addition to assisting with regulations regarding your property, we also help clubs, restaurants and bars in need of legal assistance with alcoholic beverage permits.

Contact our Marion, Arkansas law office

Attorney Lawrence Jackson and our legal team are here to offer you experienced, responsive counsel and representation in private property condemnation and regulatory issues. To schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call our office at 888-756-4023. We are located on East Military Road in Marion, Arkansas.