Eminent domain is the power of the government to condemn private property for a public use, subject to payment of just compensation. The process in Arizona is driven primarily by statute. Therefore, while eminent domain attorneys are familiar with the… More
Arizona projects a budget deficit of $520 million in FY15 and $1 billion in FY16 according to the State’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and yet, only two years ago, the State was sitting on a $900 million surplus. How did… More
Condemnation cases, like other types of litigation, almost always settle rather than go to trial. Mediation is used frequently as the vehicle for settlement discussions. So, what is mediation, why is it useful and how does it work?
Public contracts for construction or construction-related services are typically awarded through a traditional competitive process to the bidder who offers the best value or lowest price. Although this process is complex and often time-consuming, it serves the public interest by… More
Access – the ability to get to one’s property from a public road – is a vital part of property ownership and often impacted by the actions of government. If access is restricted or completely eliminated, that loss can have… More
You’ve spent precious resources responding to a solicitation, only to learn that your company was not selected for contract award. Under what circumstances should you challenge the government’s decision? Business owners must weigh when, why and how to protest an… More
Earning a government contract is welcome news, but the excitement is short-lived if a disappointed bidder formally challenges (or “protests”) your award. There is little formal guidance for successful contractors facing such a challenge, but experience has shown that you… More
What is “Eminent Domain?” Eminent domain is the legal term for the government’s power to condemn private property and use it for the public good. Entities with the authority to condemn include the state, counties, cities, towns and utilities. When… More
On October 29, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (the “Court”) issued a memorandum opinion resolving cross motions for summary judgment regarding the application of section 2002(b) of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”)… More
The Arizona Procurement Code (the Code) is getting a major overhaul, effective September 13th of this year. If your company is interested in doing business with the State, or already does, here are two significant changes to keep in mind.