Areas of practice that we can assist include:


• Inverse condemnation

• Illegal exactions

• Bert J. Harris

Private Property Rights claims

• Conservation Easements

• Severance damage

• Pre-condemnation blight

• Zoning, ordinances, and regulations

• Wetland mitigation

• Utility issues

• Beachfront property littoral rights

• Inordinately burdened

by a governmental action

• Property access

• Regulatory takings

• Restrictions on setbacks or spacing

There are times when governmental activities, without the formal eminent domain process, result in a “taking”.   This may occur when the government, through its activities, encroaches upon private property or establishes a new regulation that denies all beneficial use of private property.  Under these circumstances compensation for the “taking” may still be required.  Additionally, if governmental action restricts your use of the property, diminishing its value to you or for resale, you may be eligible for compensation under the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act.


Few firms in Florida know and understand the intricacies involved in property rights and eminent domain issues.  In all instances, Patchen Law defends private property owners, corporations, business owners, homeowners, and associations throughout the State of Florida in actions involving property condemnation against a government authority.   The firm will provide advice and counsel as to issues involving inverse condemnation, regulatory takings, illegal exactions and Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights claims.


Contact Patchen Law if you believe recent actions taken by a government authority have restricted the use of your land.  You may be entitled to compensation.

15165 NW 77th Avenue, Suite 2005, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

PATCHEN LAW, P.A. focuses on eminent domain, property rights, real estate and title closings in South Florida.

786 514 2365

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