Federal Takings

Arent Fox's Eminent Domain & Property Rights Practice

Federal Takings

Meet the Team

Thor Hearne, Partner at Arent Fox LLP
Partner
Washington, DC
314.296.4001

Thor Hearne has earned a national reputation for his work in three areas of legal practice; complex federal and state litigation and appeals, especially matters involving property rights; constitutional law; and election issues. Thor has been counsel to high net-worth families and closely held businesses on wealth preservation and tax and succession planning, and, political and election law.

Political and Election Law

Thor is one of the nation’s preeminent political and election law attorneys. Among the highlights of his practice:

 
Debra Albin-Riley, Partner at Arent Fox
Partner
Los Angeles, CA
213.443.7545

Debra Albin-Riley is a partner in Arent Fox’s litigation department. Her significant experience before judges, juries, and other decision makers allows her to take matters to trial or skillfully negotiate positive resolutions for her clients prior to trial. Debra’s practice focuses on complex multiparty litigation, including complicated eminent domain, Fifth Amendment takings cases, and real estate valuation.

 
Lindsay Brinton, Associate at Arent Fox LLP
Counsel
Washington, DC
314.296.4002

Lindsay is counsel in the Litigation group. Her primary focus is representing over 1,000 landowners in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, South Carolina, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Missouri to pursue their Fifth Amendment Takings claims against the federal government. These clients’ claims arose from a conversion of their property under the federal National Trails System Act.

 
Meghan Largent, Associate at Arent Fox LLP
Counsel
Washington, DC
314.296.4003

Meghan is counsel in the Litigation group. Her primary focus is on behalf of more than 500 landowners in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and New York pursuing Fifth Amendment takings claims against the federal government.

 
Stephen Davis, Associate at Arent Fox LLP
Attorney
Washington, DC
314.296.4009

Steve Davis is an attorney in Arent Fox’s Complex Litigation practice.

Client Work

Steve focuses on rails-to-trails cases seeking compensation for landowners under the Fifth Amendment. He also focuses on appeals of those and other cases, concentrating on appellate litigation in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court.

 

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Bela Lugosi, Counsel at Arent Fox
Counsel
Los Angeles, CA
213.629.7408
 

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