Denton & Zachary, PLLC

Eminent Domain Lawyer


Buying a house is a major milestone. You spend weeks or even months shopping for the ideal house for you and your family, then you spend years making it a home.

At any moment, the government can come along and decide to take your land or your house – maybe to build a new school, maybe to widen a road, or maybe even just to build a new strip mall to increase its tax base.

When you get the notice that the government plans to take your land for Arkansas eminent domain projects, you may be asking, “How can I stop this from happening?” Unfortunately, the answer may be “You can’t.” However, a qualified Arkansas eminent domain lawyer can help guide you through the process and may be able to help you successfully challenge the use of North Carolina eminent domain to take your land or home.

Eminent domain is a fundamental power held by the government and some private corporations to acquire private property for public use. Under eminent domain law, the government has the authority to take property for a legitimate public use provided just compensation is paid to the owner. This means property can be acquired for such purposes as to expand a highway or airport, build a school, construct a community park, create a new pipeline route, or to provide enhanced utilities, as long as the taking authority compensates you.

The eminent domain process can be complex and an outright burden on business or property owners. Government entities are required to fairly compensate the property owner. However, you may deserve more than the amount offered. In eminent domain, your compensation is based upon fair market value, an opinion of value that may vary dramatically depending upon the highest and best use of your property and properties considered to be comparable to yours by the appraiser.

When the government or a private corporation seeks to take your property by eminent domain, a knowledgeable legal advocate on your side can offer valuable insight into the procedures and the law. Our eminent domain attorneys will negotiate with condemning authorities on your behalf and, if needed, will take your case to trial to secure the just compensation guaranteed to you by the U.S. Constitution.

If you have been notified that the government or a private developer wants to take your property under eminent domain, you should contact one of the Arkansas eminent domain lawyers at Denton & Zachary.

Eminent domain laws are complicated, and a qualified Arkansas eminent domain lawyer can guide you through the process and work to try to challenge the taking. If your property cannot be protected, an eminent domain lawyer can work to try to get you fair compensation for your property.

Every step you take (or don’t take) can affect the outcome of your case. Don’t make mistakes that can cost you your land or home! Find out if a Arkansas eminent domain lawyer at Denton & Zachary can help you.