This program is a must for anyone involved in the world of eminent domain and condemnation – whether as an attorney, appraiser, government official, or owner. You will hear firsthand from leading attorneys and appraisers with extensive practical experience in eminent domain. Subjects addressed will include the application and the implications of new cases, long term transportation planning for metro Atlanta, rails to trails, understanding right of way plans, and the lessons learned by speakers from past cases tried across the State.
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Ivy N. Cadle, Program Co-Chair, is a shareholder with Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. He advocates for property and real estate owners and helps them find solutions to complicated problems. He has established himself as a leading "dirt lawyer" – routinely handling real estate and property litigation, land use and zoning issues, and conservation easements.
M. Devlin Cooper, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Cooper Barton & Cooper LLP. He concentrates his practice in the areas of eminent domain law, business litigation, probate litigation, and other corporate law. He also serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General, representing the Georgia DOT in real estate matters and eminent domain/condemnation law proceedings.
Luther H. Beck, Jr. of Beck Zwald & Associates LLC, has been practicing law for over 25 years. His vast experience in eminent domain has produced successful outcomes for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. He has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for over 20 years, and is a regular speaker at legal seminars on the topic of eminent domain in Georgia.
Stephen S. Davis is counsel at Larson O'Brien LLP in St. Louis, MO. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on complex eminent domain and real property disputes. He has considerable experience litigating "Rails to Trails" takings claims and similar disputes arising from Fifth Amendment takings disputes, and related appeals.
J. Scott Jacobson is a partner of Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman LLP. He practices in several trial and appellate areas, including condemnation, land use and general business litigation. His practice also includes appellate work and alternative dispute resolution. He is a founding member and served as Chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the Georgia Bar Association.
Hon. Rachel R. Krause was sworn in as a Judge with the Superior Court of Fulton County by Gov. Nathan Deal on January 7, 2019. Before her appointment she was a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith. She is a Past President & member of the Society of Human Resource Management, and is Vice-Chair of Membership for the DRI Life Health Disability & ERISA Committee.
Elizabeth M. O’Neill is Chief Counsel for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), the nation’s 9th largest transit system, which includes heavy rail, bus and paratransit services. She is responsible for the oversight of an internal team of attorneys as well as numerous outside counsel firms providing a variety of legal services to the Authority.
Charles E. Perry, Jr., PE, LEED AP, is Chairman of the Board and CEO of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. EMC is a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm providing services to government agencies, development authorities, and residential developers. They provide local planning, surveying, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction phase services.
Warren R. Power is a founding member of Power-Jaugstetter PC and has more than 30 years of professional legal experience focusing on eminent domain and real estate litigation. He represents state and local governments in their acquisitions, and has represented property owners against various local governments as well as against the United States of America.
R. Matthew Reeves is a litigation partner at Andersen Tate & Carr PC focusing on private property rights. His practice covers a wide range of matters within the areas of real estate litigation, commercial and banking litigation, and probate litigation. He represents private property owners and business owners in eminent domain and disputed zoning matters.
Angela D. Robinson is Special Counsel to Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. She has substantial experience representing both condemning authorities and property owners in eminent domain proceedings, as well as advising clients on real estate transactions. She has represented the Georgia Department of Transportation and MARTA in litigation.
This seminar is approved for the following credits:
This course has been approved by the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency of the State Bar of Georgia for mandatory continuing legal education self study credit in the amount of 6.0 hours, of which 1.0 hours will also apply in the area of ethics.
If you are purchasing only certain portions of the seminar then the full credit amount does not apply.
If you do not complete the full seminar you may not earn full credit. If you need assistance calculating your
credit please call our office at 206-463-4400 or 800-574-4852.
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