Nichols on Eminent Domain

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The Authority on Eminent Domain Since 1909

Answers Practically Every Question on Eminent Domain

Comprehensive and current, this definitive treatise on the law of eminent domain discusses:

  • The origin, characteristics, nature, and extent of the power of eminent domain;
  • Valuation and damages;
  • Preparation of claims and negotiations; and
  • The passing of ownership and the nature of the title acquired.

    Frequently Cited by the Courts

    Nichols on Eminent Domain® is regularly cited by state and federal courts as well as by the United States Supreme Court in its eminent domain and condemnation cases, including the Supreme Court's decisions in Del Monte Dunes and Palazzolo.

    Guides You on Aspects of Valuation.

    You'll get the arguments that can be raised to increase or decrease the value of your client's property, including market values, damages, proposed use, amount of award, income, improvements, sales, and offers. You'll also get the rules of evidence pertaining to valuation.

    Speeds You to the Cases and Facts.

    A comprehensive index is included. Decisions are footnoted and arranged jurisdictionally for fast and easy access to cases and topics.

    The only combined treatise and practice guide encompassing all topics in the field of eminent domain for all jurisdictions, Nichols on Eminent Domain® is the most comprehensive work available.

  • Definitive treatment of eminent domain and valuation.
  • In-depth analysis of condemnation practice and procedure, including discovery, evidence, jury instructions, and examination of experts.
  • Recent important judicial developments and emerging areas of the law, including landmark Supreme Court decisions on public use and public purpose, exactions, compensation for loss of business goodwill, inverse condemnation, uniform professional appraisal standards, and the taking of environmentally contaminated property.
  • Four revisions yearly, with case supplements and special alerts as needed to ensure up-to-date coverage.
  • Footnotes contain extensive annotations arranged alphabetically by state.
  • Each chapter begins with a synopsis directing you to the specific section you need to review.

    Download a Special Alert on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London.

    Chapters are written by expert practitioners you can rely on. Contributing Authors Include:

  • Professor David L. Callies, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii
  • Dwight H. Merriam, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Professor Patricia Salkin, Albany Law School, Albany, New York
  • Larry J. Smith, Graham & Dunn, P.C., Seattle, Washington
  • David Schultz, Graduate School of Public Administration and Management, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota

    This eBook is also available in .mobi format, as a loose-leaf 18-volume set, as well as on

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