Ben litigates and advises on issues pertaining to the condemnation and regulatory processes, with a focus on large energy projects.
Ben assists both landowners and taking authorities in condemnation. He has substantial experience in eminent domain, including 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 the validity of “Buy-the-Farm” elections. Ben also advises electric utilities and pipeline companies on regulatory matters, negotiating with relevant stakeholders and regulators.
Presenter, “Real Estate Valuation in Condemnation Appraising in Minnesota,” North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, November 11, 2016
Presenter, “How to Prepare for and Use Eminent Domain Successfully in Minnesota,” Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Land Management’s 2016 Right of Way Professional’s Workshop, Brainerd, MN, September 22, 2016