Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Benjamin R. Tozer was elected to serve as president of International Right of Way Association (IRWA) North Star Chapter 20. Tozer has been a member of the IRWA Chapter leadership since 2017 and previously served as President-Elect in 2019.
Tozer’s practice includes a broad range of litigation and real estate work, with an emphasis on condemnation and eminent domain. He assists both landowners and taking authorities in condemnation. His substantial experience in eminent domain includes acquiring title to and possession of property necessary for public projects, obtaining just compensation in the valuation process, advising clients on relocation benefits, and analyzing and arguing unique and complicated statutes, such as the validity of “Buy-the-Farm” elections. Tozer’s experience also includes appellate issues in condemnation matters. He advises landowners, electric utilities and pipeline companies on real estate matters.
IRWA North Star Chapter 20 is the premier organization for right of way professionals throughout the State of Minnesota. Chapter 20 hosts bi-monthly meetings, educational courses, and networking opportunities designed to provide our members with the tools and resources needed to become and remain leaders in the right of way profession. For more information on IRWA North Star Chapter 20, visit irwa20.org.
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