Disputes are often related to negotiated easement terms.
In the context of easements, landowners will often ask a pipeline company for an indemnity agreement that will shift risk and liability for the company’s use of the property away from the landowner in the event of a third party claim. Grantees should take care to avoid indemnity provisions that provide for the grantor’s indemnity from third party claims resulting from grantor’s own negligence. This video reviews legal formalities including indemnity, assignability, dispute resolution, execution and recordation.
Alaina King Benford
Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC
- Energy and Infrastructure Partner in the litigation boutique Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC
- Has represented international energy companies, government, and landowners in more than 100 eminent domain and condemnation matters in all phases of condemnation including trial and appeal
- Has advocated for clients in 50+ three-panel special commissioners evidentiary hearings
- Part of a small group of lawyers in Texas who specialize in representing condemning entities involved in acquiring easements, property, and rights-of-way for large projects involving pipelines, water pipelines, and transportation projects such as light rail, utilities, drainage systems, and levees
- Frequent speaker on eminent domain, condemnation law, the right to take, and easement construction and negotiation
- Member of the International Right of Way Association, American Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America, and State Bar of Texas
- Can be contacted at 832-687-0220 or [email protected]
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