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Eminent Domain Lawyer Representing Owners Forced To Relocate

As Part Of A Government Taking, You May Be Entitled To Relocation Benefits

If you are a business owner, commercial tenant, or homeowner that has been impacted by an eminent domain or condemnation proceeding, you may have the right to compensation under the federal Uniform Relocation Act for the costs of relocating and re-establishing your home or business, which is in addition to the just compensation you may receive for your property taken. Seek an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process to help ensure you understand and receive the benefits to which you are entitled.

At the Law Office of Bryan P. Lynch, P.C., we represent property owners and tenants seeking relocation benefits due as a result of an eminent domain or condemnation proceeding. With over 18 years of experience in property rights law, attorney Bryan P. Lynch provides knowledgeable guidance to business owners and tenants throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, including all Collar counties. Contact us to set up a free initial consultation.

The Uniform Relocation Act

The federal Uniform Relocation Act (“Act”) is designed to compensate individuals and businesses for expenses associated with the relocation and re-establishment of a business or home after a taking. The Act directs the government to provide certain benefits and services to parties who have been forced to relocate as a result of a condemnation proceeding, in order to ease the transition and re-establishment at a new location.

In 2007, the Illinois legislature made the federal Uniform Relocation Act binding on condemning bodies in most circumstances. Whether your property has been taken as a result of the exercise of federal, state or local eminent domain powers, we will help ensure that the government meets its statutory obligations under the Act.

Assistance With A Range Of Expenses

We assist business owners, commercial tenants, and homeowners in identifying and obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled under the Act. We help our clients evaluate their claims and their leasehold interests. From the preparation, submission, presentation and negotiation of the benefits claim, we will be your advocate at every step, helping to ensure that your best interests are protected. Where challenging the award benefits is necessary, we are more than prepared to appeal your case to the next level.

We will help you recover the fair relocation benefits and re-establishment expenses incurred from the condemnation, including:

  • Storage of business/personal property for 12 months
  • Expenses for the disassembly and transportation of inventory and equipment/machinery
  • Moving and reinstallation costs of equipment and machinery at a new location
  • Equipment/machinery reassembly costs at the new facility
  • Transfer taxes on the purchase of replacement property
  • Recording fees and closing costs
  • Utility hookup charges
  • Business and license fees

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Relocation Claims

As your dedicated, “one-stop” eminent domain counsel, we will also guide you on the business and real estate issues that arise as a result of your displacement.

For experienced representation in eminent domain, condemnation and relocation, contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we schedule early morning, evening and weekend consultations by appointment. Bryan P. Lynch is a dedicated eminent domain attorney who represents property owners in Chicago and the Collar counties. Call us at 312-573-2727.