This seminar will include an overview and update of Oregon and Federal eminent domain and land valuation litigation, with emphasis on special appraisal problems in eminent domain cases and recent court decisions impacting state and federal eminent domain.
This program is a must for anyone involved in the governmental land acquisition process, whether as an attorney, appraiser, government official, or owner. You will hear firsthand from leading attorneys, appraisers and other experts with extensive practical experience in eminent domain.
Our Keynote speakers this year are Robert Thomas, past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of State & Local Government Law, Eminent Domain Law Committee and Lori Hathaway, SR/WA, RW-RAC, a Project Manager & Senior Right of Way Agent for Universal Field Services, Inc.
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Jill S. Gelineau, Program Co-Chair, is a shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC who focuses on eminent domain cases. In over 30 years of practice, she has been involved in many of the most complex and high-profile public projects in the Pacific Northwest.
Paul J. Sundermier, Program Co-Chair, is of counsel to Saalfeld Griggs PC, in Salem. He practices in condemnation and takings litigation. He makes sure his private clients’ Constitutional rights are protected in the specialized area of eminent domain.
David E. Balfour, MAI, is a certified general appraiser with R.P. Herman & Associates LLC. Since joining the firm in 2012, he has focused his appraisal practice upon public acquisition and eminent domain work. He is a licensed appraiser in both OR and WA.
Owen E. Bartels, MAI, is a senior managing director with BBG Inc. and a member of the Appraisal Institute. His appraisal work includes industrial, retail, office, mixed-use, commercial and residential condominium conversions, and subdivisions.
Bruce H. Cahn is a partner with Lane Powell PC. He regularly advises clients on real estate, eminent domain, property tax, construction, commercial and business matters. He represents both property owners and governmental entities in condemnation matters.
J. Nicole DeFever is an Assistant Attorney In-Charge with the Oregon Department of Justice, Trial Division. She leads the litigation group for eminent domain and inverse condemnation actions. She also represents state agencies on a broad range of civil issues.
Cynthia M. Fraser, a principal of Garvey Schubert Barer PC, has focused her 30-year career in the area of real estate, condemnation and property tax litigation. She represents individuals, governments, and corporate clients in litigation and using dispute resolution.
Mark J. Fucile of Fucile & Reising LLP handles professional responsibility, regulatory and attorney-client privilege issues for lawyers, law firms and corporate/governmental legal departments. He is a former member of the Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee.
Lori Hathaway, SR/WA, RW-RAC, is a Project Manager and Sr. Relocation Specialist for Universal Field Services, Inc. With 13 years of experience, she offers thorough understanding of the right-of-way acquisition and relocation assistance processes.
Charles F. “Chip” Hudson is a shareholder with Lane Powell PC. He represents individual and corporate clients in a broad range of litigation and administrative proceedings, including real estate and eminent domain matters. He has been with Lane Powell since 1983.
Justin E. Kidd is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon, Department of Justice. He represents the State in direct and inverse condemnation cases. His practice also includes administrative law cases, civil rights matters, and complex tort actions.
Neil N. Olsen is an attorney with Olsen Barton LLC. In addition to his well-established eminent domain and real estate litigation practice, he advises clients on real estate and business transactions, as well as business and valuation-related litigation.
Donald R. Palmer, MAI, is a partner with Appraisal & Consulting Group LLC. He appraises rural property (farmland, timberland, etc) and urban properties (apartments, retail, office, industrial). He is a qualified expert witness in several jurisdictions.
Jennifer C. Paul is a partner in the business litigation practice of Saalfeld Griggs PC. She represents owners in lease disputes, adverse possession or prescriptive easement actions, reformation claims, actions to quiet title or proceedings in eminent domain.
Robert H. Thomas, a director with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, is a land use and appellate lawyer, focusing on regulatory takings, eminent domain and water rights cases. He has tried cases and appeals in Hawaii, California, and the federal courts.
Paul H. Trinchero is a principal with Garvey Schubert Barer PC. He focuses on helping clients resolve complex business and real estate disputes, including assisting local governments and property owners in litigating and resolving eminent domain cases.
Kelly M. Walsh is a shareholder with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC in the firm’s condemnation group. Her primary focus is on eminent domain/condemnation cases, including private property rights litigation, first amendment issues, and regulatory takings.
D. Joe Willis is a shareholder in Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC and has been with the firm since 1971. The bulk of his experience has been in condemnation and inverse condemnation cases for landowners. He has tried many condemnation cases to courts and juries.