Attorneys at the law firm of Horack Talley in Charlotte have begun
representing homeowners and other property owners who will lose their
property to the state of North Carolina. Through condemnation and
eminent domain, the state will be taking property for the new Monroe
Connector/Bypass project, a 19.7 mile toll road. The road will
stretch from US 74 and I-485 in Mecklenburg County between Matthews
and Stallings to US 74 between the towns of Wingate and Marshville in
"If the state takes your property, you're entitled to compensation
based on the 'highest and best use' of that property," says Horack
Talley attorney Ann Pilkington. "And if you have to move after the
state takes your property, you're entitled to relocation expenses. "
Pilkington and other Horack Talley attorneys help clients navigate the
process to get the highest compensation for their property.
"The N.C. Department of Transportation will obtain its own appraisal
and will try to convince you to accept their value," Pilkington
explains. "If you don't agree with the value that the NCDOT has
offered, you don't have to accept it if you don't believe that it is
fair. That's when it would benefit you to obtain the services of a
lawyer to work directly with the NCDOT on your behalf. "
Horack Talley has developed relationships with qualified appraisers to
assist in countering the NCDOT appraisal. The law firm's fees are
either hourly or on contingency. Under a contingency fee agreement,
the attorneys get paid when you receive your money.
The firm is offering free consultations to help property owners decide
if they need legal assistance. To schedule your session, call
Horack Talley's practice areas include family law, commercial and
residential real estate, real estate litigation, commercial
litigation, creditors' rights, tax planning and wealth building,
employment law, and homeowners' association law. The firm has offices
in uptown Charlotte at 301 S. College Street Find out more at www.horacktalley.com