Land Use                                          

Many legal actions center around the city, county, state or federal government’s actions in regulating the use of land within its jurisdiction. Huge amounts of regulatory, statutory and case law has grown out of the competing interests that owners, developers and ...

Eminent Domain

The history of eminent domain dates from the first limits on sovereign power contained in the Magna Carta of 1215. From that date forward, the power of the Government to arbitrarily seize the property of a private person, without appropriate compensation, was an idea ...

Complex Litigation

Forman and Hanratty is equipped to handle a wide variety of complex litigation matters, including class actions and federal multidistrict litigation. Our firm serves our clients in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels as both lead and coordinating counsel...

Is the Government taking your property?

The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment is one of the provisions of the Bill of Rights that is not often thought about by a property owner until the Government exercises its power to take their property without their permission. Fortunately, The U.S. Constitution, and Federal and Florida law have made provisions to protect property owners from both unreasonable takings of property by the government, and, where the property is truly needed by the public, to assure that the owner receives full and fair compensation for the loss. These protections are highly effective only when asserted by a skilled, knowledgeable expert in the field of eminent domain.

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