Expert Analysis in Eminent Domain Valuation and Compensation

In a condemnation proceeding the landowner has the burden of proving that they are entitled to recover a damage award in excess of the final offer of the condemning agency.

To support a valuation the landowner may bring in persons qualified under Montana law to render opinion testimony on issues that the average person probably does not have sufficient personal knowledge to render a fair judgment.

MT Just Compensation can provide such testimony on valuation issues and procedural issues that need to be presented to the fact finder to obtain a fair result.

Understanding the entire process from basic engineering, through valuation and negotiation to a potential condemnation hearing or trial is critical to receiving the maximum available recovery for a landowner.

As with any negotiation, understanding the true cost/benefit of decisions on valuation is critical to obtaining a satisfactory award while lowering the potential risk of an adverse decision.