Bruce Humphrey Recognized by Florida Trend as Florida Legal Elite in Eminent Domain Bruce B. Humphrey was recently recognized in the 2018 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. For 15 years, Florida Legal Elite has presented a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. The 1,012 lawyers listed in the 2018 […]
Mr. Bruce B. Humphrey Recognized as Florida Legal Elite ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (June 22, 2016) – Mr. Bruce B. Humphrey of Birchfield & Humphrey in Jacksonville was recently recognized in the 2016 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,144 honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes attorneys […]
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Initial Offer: $816,500 Settlement after Trial: $2,632,983 This partial takings case involved a variety of contested legal and valuation issues. The case was tried before a 12 person jury. One issue in particular centered around the feasibility of mitigating wetland impacts. The market recognizes that wetlands can have a significant contributory value if the costs […]
FDOT’s Initial Opinion of Value: $194,500 Jury Verdict: $765,635 Comments: The testimony of the property owner was a value of $765,635. This eminent domain case involved a whole taking, or the acquisition of the landowner’s entire property. The primary issue in the case rested on the reasonable probability of rezoning. Florida law and appraisal practice […]
Initial Opinion of Value: $70,000 Settlement: $1,150,000 Comments: Settlement included additional concessions from pipeline company. This case involved the partial taking of a permanent easement for a gas transmission pipeline through a heavy industrial property in the process of development. The imposition of the pipeline required extensive modification to the site plans, re-engineering, and wetland […]
Initial Opinion of Value: $180,352 Settlement: $3,200,000 Comments: Settlement included additional concessions from pipeline company. This case involved the partial taking of a permanent easement for a gas transmission pipeline through limestone quarry reserves to a cement manufacturing plant. The valuation of the reserves together with operation impacts were vigorously contested. The resulting judgment after […]