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The law firm of Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, LLP has over 30 years of experience in handling condemnation cases in North Carolina.

Whether you are a defendant in a condemnation case against the state or federal government or trapped in the corridor properties under the Map Act, call Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, LLP today  at 336-723-7200 to discuss your case.

Our attorneys have represented businesses, owners, families, and individuals in all manner of personal, property, and commercial matters for over 30 years. Our broad  experience has taught us that problems – both legal and practical, big or small – have more than one solution and that the usual way of doing things is not always the best way.  With hundreds of property owners throughout North Carolina being unfairly restricted by the State for years, Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, LLP saw this injustice as a constitutional issue of the highest order. Left unchallenged, the State will do what it wants, when it want, and how it wants, with no regard to property owners. Our firm would not let this stand and is leading the fight to curb the State’s abuse of its citizens’ constitutional rights. Owners that had no voice and no hope, now have a voice of a hundred lawsuits that are echoing in the highest chambers of government and throughout the United States.

You may pick a law firm to represent you that does things the same old way…with the same old results.  Or, you can hire a firm one that sees the real problem, finds a solution, and musters the will and determination to protect you, your family, and your rights.

Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, LLP  is the FIRST law firm to challenge the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s uses of the Transportation Corridor Official Map Act N.C.G.S. 136-44.50 (“Map Act”) as a violation of the United States and North Carolina constitutions.  What began as seven Winston-Salem / Forsyth County property owners contesting NCDOT’s fifteen year restrictions on building improvements, refusal to condemn their properties, and more endless years of waiting on NCDOT has become nearly 100 lawsuits on behalf of owners in six North Carolina counties.  We’ve been to the North Carolina Supreme Court to fight for our clients on the constitutional issues of the Map Act.

On February 17, 2015 the North Carolina Court of Appeals ordered that the claims of the property owners taken by the Map Act does constitute a taking by the State. The court further ordered that property owners are entitled to just compensation for this taking. It was a unanimous decision in favor of the plaintiff property owners.

That is Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, LLP. Your condemnation attorneys. Call (336) 723-7200 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.

Pictured above: Matthew Bryant, Chair of the Condemnation Committee of Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, LLP. Mr. Bryant is the lead counsel in the inverse condemnation cases that were successful on appeal.

Members of the Condemnation Committee at Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis LLP include:

Matthew Bryant (chair, pictured above), Tim Nerhood, Paul Hendrick, Casey Otis, and Kirk Sanders

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