Facing Condemnation with Experience and Tough Negotiating – Part 1

Facing Condemnation with Experience and Tough Negotiating – Part 1

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog, Condemnation | No Comments

  Handling Condemnation with Class, Know-how, and Grit The Allred Condemnation Part I: Northeast of Wichita Falls, Texas lies a 1200-acre ranch, belonging to Dick Allred.  Mr. Allred displays the epitomy of what it means to be a true steward … Continue reading

Highway 249 TX-DOT Project In Grimes and Montgomery Counties

Braun & Gresham has been talking with landowners about a new TxDOT project in Grimes County. The project is already funded with more than $140,000,000, and is being “finalized for construction.” The project will extend SH 249 by approximately 10 … Continue reading

Texas Supreme Court Opinion On Denbury Green Pipeline

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Blog, Client Services, Condemnation, News | No Comments

On January 6, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion that will make it easier for private pipeline companies to condemn private land for their own purposes and not necessarily for the public good. Some highlights of this long-fought … Continue reading

Upcoming Condemnation Landowner Workshops

Texas has been aggressively acquiring private land through condemnation for transportation and energy projects across the state. Experienced condemnation attorney Patrick Reznik will be hosting 3 free, educational workshops in December for landowners affected by a new tollway and several … Continue reading

Patrick Reznik to Host Webinar 12/2 and 12/3 About New Transmission Line

Houston County Electric Cooperative has applied to build a new transmission line, “Mustang Prairie to Weldon”, in Houston County. The 138-kV proposed line will be roughly 15 miles long and require a 110 ft wide easement. If you have recently … Continue reading

Braun & Gresham Announces 2015 Spring Webinar Series

Braun & Gresham is proud to announce our 2015 spring webinar series, kicking off on April 2, 2015 with The Importance of Updating Your Estate Plan with attorney Margaret Menicucci. This series will feature webinars from Understanding Your Property Taxes and Notice … Continue reading

Part 3 in the Condemnation Process: Special Commissioners’ Court- When Settlement Negotiations are Not Enough

Patrick L. Reznik, an attorney with Braun & Gresham, answers a few common questions about the rights of Texas landowners threatened by eminent domain, a process by which private and public entities condemn private lands to build transmission lines, pipelines, … Continue reading

Negotiating New Easements

Companies, through eminent domain laws, continue to threaten condemnation and  “take” an easement from Texas landowners. Landowners and attorneys often focus just on the compensation and give little attention to the easement language. Easements give utility and pipeline companies the … Continue reading

What Every Buyer of Rural Land Should Know About Old Property Easements

As Texas continues to grow its infrastructure across the state’s private rural lands, potential litigation related to old easements is becoming a more serious issue. Buyers of rural land often fail to identify the existence of “unmaintained,” but legal “blanket” easements … Continue reading

Patrick Reznik to Speak at San Antonio Board of Realtors Farm and Land Marketing Session

Patrick Reznik is partnering with the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) and will speak at their upcoming Farm and Land Marketing session. The topic of his speech is entitled, “Transmission Lines and Pipelines: routing, condemnation and easements”. This event … Continue reading