It’s the proverbial insult added to injury, but many times over: a utility company has decreed it intends to seize some of your land for its own use; has given you little input on which part of your land it uses; has offered you an even smaller amount of compensation for such use; has refused to negotiate any of it; and has now filed a lawsuit against you. This is exactly what happened to the Jacksons and Millers, both faced with impending transmission lines across their precious ranches, and both forced to fight, with the help of Attorney and Counselor, Patrick Reznik, for the future of their land and legacy.
In the unregulated world of pipeline condemnation, landowners are often left to arm wrestle single-handedly against large corporations for their rights and the future of their land in what sometimes feels like a done deal. Luckily, the Fords were able to engage Braun and Gresham in time to negotiate the best possible terms for the easement of a natural-gas pipeline that would run through their 2,517 acre ranch in South Texas. In this Braun & Gresham success story, learn how attorney Patrick Reznik was able to help ‘ease the pain of eminent domain’ for the Fords.
No one ever wants to receive mail with the words condemnation or lawsuit. Yet a growing number of Texas landowners are getting letters from utility companies featuring those threatening words. In this story, we highlight two clients with two very different types of property, but both facing the construction of transmission power lines across their land, and a taking by eminent domain. Thankfully, Braun & Gresham attorney, Patrick Reznik was able to successfully negotiate the terms of the power line easement to satisfy the needs of both clients.
Ask the residents of Round Rock’s Brushy Creek neighborhood what they like about their property, and the answers are essentially the same: the convenience, the quietude, and especially the natural creek area behind their homes.