Represented landowners throughout Northern California for total and partial takes—e.g. agricultural, nurseries, restaurants, service stations, packing plants, industrial, professional office, commercial, racing pigeon facility, motel, residential and pet cemetery. Clients included Sobrato Development, Oakridge Golf Course, Arcadia Development and California Giant Berry Farms.
Clients include the Hertz Corporation whose Pacific Operation site in Millbrae was taken for a BART station and numerous owners whose land was partially taken for the Santa Clara Valley light rail including SJW Land, Coherent Inc., Peery & Arrillaga, San Jose V Investors, Marbury REIFF and Macy’s. The firm is currently advising and representing clients with issues related to BART’s extension into Santa Clara County and the California High-Speed Rail Project.
Represented property owners in the take of property for high voltage power line easements seeking substantial severance damages. The properties include unimproved land in the McCarthy Business Park, Milpitas, ranch land with residential development potential for Harris Ranch, Coalinga, an office complex for Catellus Development, San Jose and an R&D park owned by ProLogis, Fremont.
Represented property owners such as Barry Swenson builders whose office building in Stockton was taken and business owners of gas stations, warehouses, markets, shopping centers, a radio station, machine shop, a walnut processing plant, and printing facility whose property was taken for various city projects.
Represented developer Glen Loma for the take of their property by Morgan Hill Unified School District.
We represented the owners of the Tropicana Shopping Center, in their successful challenge against San Jose’s attempt to take their property.
On the government side we represented the City of Half Moon Bay Community Development for the take of property for a golf-course residential community and Salinas Union High School District’s condemnation for an adult education center and for the Salinas High School Expansion.
Represented owners in the takes of their property for flood control projects such as the Guadalupe River project in San Jose and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Conveyance Tunnel (new peripheral canal). For a 43-mile water pipeline project by the Metropolitan Water District, we represented on appeal Campus Crusade for Christ Inc., owner of the property where the former Arrowhead Resort is situated in the San Bernardino Mountains.