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What You Should Know When the Government Sues to Quickly Take Your Property Under Eminent Domain


In any condemnation or eminent domain proceeding, the condemnee needs to be aware of their procedural and substantive rights.

Specifically, when the government seeks an Order of Taking under the quick take statute, the time sensitivity of the proceedings may place the uninformed owner at a disadvantage. Understanding the burdens of the government and the commonly raised defenses to an Order of Taking will put the owner in the best position to create leverage and obtain full and fair compensation in an efficient manner.



Brandon C. Meadows, Esq.

Brandon C. Meadows, Esq.

Jimerson Birr, P.A.

  • Attorney with Jimerson Birr
  • Main area of practice is in real property litigation, commercial litigation, financial services litigation, business torts and creditors' rights, representing lenders, business owners and commercial creditors throughout the State of Florida and the Southeastern United States
  • Currently represents regional and community lenders and financial institutions in matters ranging from complex loan workouts and commercial collections to lender liability disputes and loan participation issues
  • Regular contributor and blog writer at Lexology (www.lexology.com) and Jimerson Birr(http://www.jimersonfirm.com/blog/category/florida-business-litigation)
  • Currently licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, and admitted in all federal district courts in Florida
  • A member of and/or has volunteered and served various associations, committees, and professional and trade organizations, including but not limited to: The Florida Bar (Business Law Section); The Jacksonville Bar Association; The University of Florida, Law Alumni Council; The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • J.D. degree, University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he served as executive editor of the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, and as president of the University of Florida Trial Team
  • Can be contacted at 904-389-0050 or [email protected] and website is http://www.jimersonfirm.com/attorneys/brandon-c-meadows/

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