Client Successes

Representing Wisconsin State Agencies

As a former Assistant Attorney General with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, favorably negotiated a complex settlement involving six entities, three lawsuits and multi-million dollar claims.

Sara Beachy
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Right-to-take and Writ of Assistance for Airport Improvement Project

Successfully defended a right-to-take challenge to an airport improvement project, navigated complex relocation issues, and obtained a writ of assistance from court after landowner refused to vacate the property.

Sara Beachy
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Compensation and Special Assessment Challenge

Successfully challenged a large special assessment and increased just compensation for landowner whose land was condemned for municipal road project.

Sara Beachy, Steven Streck
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Increased Compensation

Increased a landowner’s just compensation payment by $200,000 over the condemnor’s original offer for a highway taking.

Sara Beachy
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Representation of Companies in Condemnation Matter Against WisDOT

Represent businesses and individuals involved in litigation over the condemnation value of land against WisDOT along highways.

State Highway Access to Property

Worked with a large manufacturing company regarding taking land on a major State highway. The company received better access onto their property and was extremely happy with the results.

Buck Sweeney
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Doubled Compensation in DOT Case

Worked with a private family to more than double the amount of money the DOT had initially offered them on a condemnation along I-39.

Buck Sweeney
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Pre-Condemnation Access to Property

Assisted airports throughout the state in getting pre-condemnation access to properties for purposes of surveying, soil testing and environmental investigation. Wisconsin does not have a statute as most states do regulating circumstances by which a condemner may access property during the pre-condemnation phase.

Sara Beachy, Steven Streck
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Uneconomic Remnant Litigation

Successfully defended airports and electric transmission utilities throughout the state against claims alleging that an uneconomic remnant remains after the taking.

Sara Beachy, Steven Streck
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
High Voltage Transmission Line Construction

We represent several utilities in connection with regional high voltage transmission line projects. We assist in all aspects of land acquisition, including negotiating easements on special use properties, serving jurisdictional offers, filing condemnation petitions and related documents, defending right-to-take actions, and trying cases to county condemnation commissions, judges and juries.

Sara Beachy, Steven Streck
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Acquisition of Land Rights for Airport Improvement Projects

Represent airports throughout the state to assist them in acquiring land rights to complete airport improvement projects. The land rights acquired include land in fee, avigation easements and temporary and permanent access easements.

Multimillion-Dollar Claims in Condemnation Valuation Litigation

Represented state of Wisconsin and several governmental subdivisions in multimillion-dollar claims in condemnation valuation litigation.

Sara Beachy, Steven Streck
Condemnation & Eminent Domain