The concept underlying takings cases is fairly straightforward: when one party negatively affects the value of another’s property, the party must provide compensation. When such situations involve the federal government and major tracts of land however, the resolution is rarely simple.
At Morgan, Angel, Bigham & Associates, we can play a highly valuable role in takings cases by providing expert research into the historical facts surrounding a given taking, as well as the broader context of similar takings that happened contemporaneously and the related compensation that was provided in each case.
To develop these histories, we conduct research at a wide variety of historical repositories spread throughout various federal, state, and local governments, as well as many other sources. Then we go a step further: synthesizing our findings into concise, easily understood reports that provide both details as well as insight.