The Eminent Domain Podcast

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Steve owns and operates a construction business, and he is also a construction cost estimator with over 45 years of experience in the construction industry. He discusses the differences between a cost estimate prepared by a construction cost es
Patrick McCallister, Right-of-Way Acquisition Manager at WSP-USA, and Beth Smith, Real Estate Specialist at Milwaukee Metro Sewage District, have founded the Eminent Domain and Right of Way Club, a discussion forum for right-of-way professional
Ivy Cadle, shareholder of the Baker Donelson law firm in their Atlanta and Macon, GA offices, joins us to discuss condemnation clauses in commercial leases. Ivy emphasizes that the lease will dictate a lessee’s approach to the case, and we touc
  FERC expert Carolyn Elefant joins us to discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion in PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey.  As always, she brings great insight.  This case discusses, among other things, the balance between state rights and
Business development expert and guru Steve Fretzin joins the podcast to discuss how to find and build relationships with clients.  As eminent domain professionals, we have decided what types of clients we want to target.  Steve talks about the
Professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law joins us for Episode 69 of the podcast to discuss the Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid case recently released by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Here is a link to the case:  https://www.supremecou
Robert Thomas of and the Pacific Legal Foundation returns for Episode 68 of the podcast to discuss current cases to know.  
Episode 67 of the podcast focuses on how our juries might view institutions and experts differently now than they did before the Covid-19 pandemic.  Do we have to present experts differently than we did before?   This episode also discusses cor
In Episode 66 of the podcast,  my friend and law partner, Jody Sodd McSpadden, joins to discuss her wisdom for seeking excellence while being a very involved lawyer, mom, spouse, and community leader.  She shares some outstanding wisdom and I'm
Daniel Garodnick joins to discuss the incredible true story of how one middle class community defeated the largest residential real estate deal in American history. Lifetime New York City resident and former City Councilman Dan Garodnick recoun
Adam Sanders of Baker Donelson joins to discuss cases involving governmental takings of privately-owned utilities.  Adam shares issues that arise in these cases, including how such entities are valued.  At the end of the interview, Adam shares
Matt Hurt of Dawson & Sodd joins to share stories about picking juries.  One of the cases that Matt discusses is State v. Johnson.  The appellate decision can be found here: As a civil engineer, Ma
In Episode 62 of the podcast,  Anthony DellaPelle of McKirdy Riskin Olson & DellaPelle in Morristown, NJ joins to discuss the current status of Covid-related takings litigation.  Tony's recent article on the subject published by the ABA can be
In Episode 61 of the podcast, the tables are turned and Clint Harbour of the Texas Attorney General's Office takes over the podcast host chair and interviews me (Clint Schumacher).  We share a few stories and hopefully share some insights you c
Robert Thomas joins for Episode 60 of the podcast to discuss the changes to this year's ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference.  As Robert will explain, this year's conference will be virtual.  Sign up for the conference here: https://www.ali-cle.or
Justin Hodge joins for Episode 59 of the podcast to discuss a story of his best friend's dad showing up as a veniremen in a condemnation case, Justin's mentors, and a book someone gave Justin when his grandmother passed away (Imagine Heaven). 
Richard Rothfelder joins for Episode 58 of the podcast to discuss how the law treats and values outdoor advertising signs (or billboards) in eminent domain cases.  Richard is one of the country's experts in this field and it was a pleasure to g
Dave Arnold, Ross Greene, Kristen Bennett, and Carrilin Hirsch are the hosts and personalities behind the Pendulum Land Podcast.  They join to discuss the view of condemnation from the condemnor side, some Texas culture, Virginia food, and what
Professor David Callies joined the podcast to discuss his new book Regulatory Takings After Knick. 
Alan Ackerman joins the podcast to share the story of the case of County of Wayne v. Hathcock from the Michigan Supreme Court.  This is a right to take case.  Alan and I have a wide ranging discussion that includes discussions of federalism, th
Stephen Clarke joins the podcast to share a story about a client that fibbed about his life history and the reaction of clients to the cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  He also introduces me to the boardgame "Settlers of Catan."  
Carolyn Elefant makes a return appearance for Episode 53 of the Eminent Domain Podcast.  The D.C. Circuit issued its ruling in Alleghany Defense Fund v. FERC.  The Alleghany Defense Fund case considered the question of whether FERC can play "fo
Luke Ellis and Tyler Milton join the podcast to share stories and tips about trying pipeline condemnation cases.  We venture into tales about impromptu jokes, Dallas Cowboy football, and crying during voir dire.  It is a great episode!
Clay Beard joins us to discuss three trial stories and the lessons he took away from each.  The stories will entertain, but there are also important practice pointers that can be learned.   Clay also shares one of his favorite hunting stories. 
"The Professor" Robert Thomas re-joins us in Episode 50 of the Eminent Domain Podcast.  We discuss whether COVID-19 related regulations are takings and how they will be analyzed under existing law.
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