Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Axley condemnation attorneys represent both landowners and acquiring agencies in condemnation matters throughout all parts of Wisconsin. We combine our thorough knowledge of eminent domain law with decades of negotiation, litigation and trial experience.

At Axley, we work closely with condemning authority clients to ensure that they acquire all rights necessary for their project in a fast, efficient and cost-effective manner. We are competent in acquisitions under both § 32.05 and § 32.06 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Axley eminent domain attorneys can assist in any phase of the acquisition process. From negotiation with the landowners through all phases of litigation, should that be necessary, Axley can help.

We also work closely with our landowner clients to maximize the economic benefit, while minimizing the negative impacts of the condemnation on their overall interests. Our professional relationships with area engineers, appraisers and development contractors facilitate our ability to obtain fair results and, if necessary, try cases effectively and successfully.

Axley attorneys are effective in representing clients involved in regulatory takings and inverse condemnation as a result of vast experience. Whether the claim is litigated in state or federal court, Axley attorneys have the knowledge and experience required to provide clients with the highest level of quality and timely legal representation.

All of these factors combined with our experience ensure that Axley condemnation and eminent domain attorneys are proficient and knowledgeable in all aspects of the condemnation process, from the point in time when the condemning authority begins landowner negotiations through trial and appeal. We commit to providing quality, cost-effective service to our clients in all matters relating to eminent domain.

Condemnation & Eminent Domain Attorneys

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.
Beachy, Sara K.
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.
Beachy, Sara K.
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.

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