North Carolina Eminent Domain / Land Condemnation Attorneys



Advocating for Raleigh Landowners Facing Eminent Domain

There are a host of issues that can hinder a property owner's right to the enjoyment of his or her land or property. Eminent domain is one way.
Under both the United States and North Carolina constitutions, a governmental or other authorized state entity has the authority to take private property as long as it is for public use.
Individuals and businesses facing such actions should always consult with an attorney knowledgeable in this area of law because, when a condemnation action commences, there are complex procedures involved. Land planning, zoning, engineering, stormwater management, soil and environmental conditions, and real estate valuation are all part of the process.
At Nicholls & Crampton, P.A., we have widespread understanding of this intricate area of law and utilize such knowledge to make sure landowners' rights are protected and that they receive fair compensation for their land.

25 Years of Eminent Domain Experience

Our attorneys, Emmett Boney Haywood and Steve Newton, have years of experience advocating for landowners in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina against eminent domain actions by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, North Carolina Turnpike Authority, Moore County Airport Authority, City of Raleigh, Piedmont Natural Gas, PSNC Energy, Duke Energy Progress, and many other local municipalities and private utility companies.

Ms. Haywood and Mr. Newton work with experienced real estate appraisers, engineers, land planners, traffic consultants, soil and environmental experts, real estate brokers and developers and other experts to develop and prove their clients’ land condemnation cases. They have years of experience representing all types of property owners and businesses in eminent domain proceedings, including real estate developers, multifamily and mixed-use properties, convenience stores, fast food restaurants, manufacturers, non-profit organizations, churches, farmers and homeowners.

Mrs. Haywood started out representing the North Carolina Department of Transportation in numerous land condemnation cases before defending property owners. Her experience with both sides of the law gives her a distinct perspective in practice today.
In 2011, 2016, and again in 2018 Ms. Haywood was selected as Lawyer of the Year Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation Law. She has also received an AV Preeminent rating* by Martindale Hubbell.
Since entering private practice, Mr. Newton has focused on the representation of landowners in eminent domain and land condemnation disputes. He and Mrs. Haywood create a formidable team.

Call Us For Help: 919-781-1311

If you are facing an eminent domain or land condemnation, contact us for help. We have worked with real estate appraisers, engineers, land planners, traffic consultants, soil and environmental experts in numerous condemnation cases.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.