Inverse Condemnation

Under the California Constitution, a government agency cannot generally take or damage the property of private citizen without paying just compensation. These rights come into play in many common but different situations: flooding; landslides; sewer backups; and overreaching zoning regulations. When the actions of a government entity cause these situations, it is called Inverse Condemnation; an area of the law demanding very special legal skills.

The Law Offices of William R, Seligmann, Seeing Both Sides

The Law Offices of William R. Seligmann has been helping both private citizens and government agencies handle Inverse Condemnation matters for over 30 years. Mr. Seligmann has personally handled cases involving challenges to zoning regulations, flooding and land movement. His experience has helped him develop a perspective for seeing both sides of the issue, from the property owner’s point of view as well as the government’s. By understanding the concerns of everyone involved the Law Offices of William R. Seligmann have helped many to a positive result in these difficult Inverse Condemnation cases.

An Inverse Condemnation Lawyer with a Strong Foundation

Since William R. Seligmann first earned his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1982, he has shown initiative in every aspect of his developing career. He began practicing law as an Associate, at the Offices of J. Robert Dempster. Over time, the firm evolved, becoming Dempster, Seligmann and Raineri. Then, in 2001, Mr. Seligmann established the Law Offices of William R. Seligmann, working in a close relationship with the firm of Atchison, Barisone & Condotti in Santa Cruz. He has also served as the City Attorney for the City of Campbell since 1985. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Seligmann has developed significant experience in many facets of the law, including inverse condemnation, governmental and municipal law, land use, and real estate law.

Mr. Seligmann has served on the Executive Committees of Public Law and Litigation Sections of the California Bar, chairing the former Section from 2004 to 2005. He has also served on the Judiciary Committee and Civil Practice Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, chairing the later Committee in 2012. In addition, he has served as a consultant and reviewer on a number of legal publications including the California Municipal Law Handbook, and California Land Use Practice.

In keeping with his distinguished career, Mr. Seligmann is the subject of a biography in Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law. He also maintains a “Superb” rating level with, a “Preeminent” rating level from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters.
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