Right of Way

Effectively Handling Right of Way Cases

A right of way is a piece of land taken by the government or by certain private businesses, typically through an easement or another mechanism. Traditionally, rights of way were intended for transportation purposes, such as roads or railroads. They are now commonly used for pipelines and utility lines, or sometimes for hiking and biking trails.

If you are a landowner who has been threatened with the taking of land for a right of way, or if your land has already been taken, you have rights. If land was taken from you through an easement, but not properly returned when the right of way fell out of use, you can take action to reclaim your property or be compensated appropriately.

Since 1991, the Washington, DC-based law firm of Ackerson Kauffman Fex has been successfully handling right of way cases across the nation for people like you.

Native American Land and Rights of Way

Our attorneys are available to help Native American governments and tribes review pipeline and utility line easements in search of opportunities to negotiate lucrative extensions of those easements. We can also assist with negotiating the placement of new rights of way.

An example of our right of way work involving Native American land: In one example, we were retained by a Native American community to assist in negotiations with a telecommunications company. We analyzed the telecommunications company’s “build around” options, established the proper easement value free from the chilling effect of the eminent domain process, and documented the agreement to satisfy the interests of the tribe, the telecommunications company and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Review Our Record of Success

Our successes speak for themselves. We also take pride in what The National Law Journal, American Lawyer and others have said about our law firm.

Contact Our Utility Easement Dispute Lawyers

To schedule a consultation with our right of way attorneys, call us at 202-594-6825 or send us an e-mail.