Effectively Navigating an Eminent Domain Action

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S 64th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa



Brian McCormac, an attorney at BrownWinick, will be co-speaking on "Effectively Navigating an Eminent Domain Action" at the National Business Institute's seminar entitled "Property Taking Through Eminent Domain in Iowa."

Brian's co-presentation will include the following: 

  • Effectively Navigating an Eminent Domain Action / 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Federal, State and Local Requirements in Eminent Domain Actions
  • Providing Notice of a Potential Taking
  • Standard Lease Condemnation Provisions and Clauses
  • Red Flags to Watch For
  • Property Appraisals and  Valuation
  • Environmental Concerns and Considerations
  • Condemnation of Wetlands, Floodplains, Floodways and Waterways
  • Challenging the Right to Take

Other topics discussed will be: 

  • Case Law and Legislative Update
  • Introduction to Property Takings Through Eminent Domain
  • Understanding Just Compensation
  • Strategies for Effectively Settling the Eminent Domain Action

DATE:  November 15, 2012 

LOCATION:  Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S. 64th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa 

REGISTRATION:  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

SEMINAR TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (complimentary snacks and refreshments are provided; lunch is on your own) 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Correctly handle property takings using current case law as your guide. This basic-to-intermediate seminar is a must-attend for professionals wanting the most up-to-date information on eminent domain. 


  • Knowing the distinction between "for public" and "for public benefit."
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local requirements to ensure actions are properly handled.
  • Accurately determine the fair market value of the property.

Check out National Business Institute at www.nbi-sems.com or call 800-930-6182.