Pipelines & Eminent Domain
Houston Eminent Domain Lawyers, Protecting Clients for 30+ Years
The Texas oil and gas boom requires a vast web of infrastructure. Pipelines
are essential to oil exploration and distribution. But new pipelines must
often traverse privately owned property. As new gas pipelines crisscross
the state, many property owners find themselves losing land as a result.
Certain common carrier pipelines may have eminent domain authority. This
means they may have the legal ability to take private property for public
use, so long as they provide fair and just compensation. Depending on
the needs of the project, pipelines may require only an easement, or they
may take the entire parcel.
Don't Let Pipelines Trample Your Rights & Financial Interests
Are you a Texas property owner facing
eminent domain due to new or expanded pipeline construction? If so, you have important
rights and financial interests at stake. Don't leave these rights
in the hands of an oil or gas company. Instead, turn to our Houston eminent
domain attorneys at McDowell Wells, LLP. Our Houston-based attorneys represent
property owners all across Texas.
We will tailor our approach to your situation and goals, for example, by:
Verifying that the pipeline company is an
authorized entity with the legal ability to exercise eminent domain
- Assessing whether the proposed pipeline has been approved through applicable
state permitting processes
- Negotiating a fair price with the pipeline company
- Ensuring that the company complied with all necessary procedures
- Challenging the taking in court, as needed
Our lawyers are skilled litigators and negotiators with decades of combined
experience. We possess a firm grasp of state and federal law in this niche
field. Additionally, as a small firm, we offer a level of client-centered
service you won't find at a large firm. You can benefit from our team's
collective experience and knowledge here at McDowell Wells, LLP.
Find out more about what you can do to protect your rights. Call for a
free, no-obligation consultation
at (713) 496-0504.