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Jack Sperber represents both private and governmental entities in condemnation proceedings around the country, including individual landowners, developers, tenants, utilities, energy companies, special districts and other entities. He is experienced in large and complex cases, including the representation of numerous clients in acquisitions for highways, airports, light rail facilities, electric transmission lines, pipelines and redevelopment projects. Jack has worked with countless appraisers, brokers, land planners, developers, engineers, water and mineral specialists, and other experts in preparing and presenting condemnation cases.
This experience has provided Jack with comprehensive knowledge of the valuation process and the ability to represent clients in every stage of a condemnation case, including initial property valuations and negotiations, the filing of a condemnation case, discovery, pretrial motions, the valuation trial and appeals. Because Jack has represented both condemning entities and those condemned, he understands the objectives of both sides in such proceedings and can readily recognize and anticipate issues his clients may encounter.
Representative Experience – Condemnation Proceedings
Jack regularly represents public utilities and energy companies in the acquisition of utility corridors for electric transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines, water pipelines, and related facilities. He has experience counseling clients and managing projects from inception through acquisition of the final parcel—whether by voluntary agreement or through disputed condemnation proceedings ending in the appellate courts.
Through this experience, Jack has become adept at initial strategic planning and issue spotting, assembly and coordination of acquisition teams, and the efficient use of these resources in pre-condemnation activities. He also has extensive experience filing, managing and prosecuting multiple condemnation cases with the goal of obtaining possession of all properties necessary to construct the project on a timely basis and acquiring properties as economically as possible through the efficient use of trial resources and eminent domain expertise.
Representative Experience – Corridor Acquisition
Representation of Public Service Company of Colorado, an Xcel Energy company, in the acquisition of hundreds of miles of right-of-way for electric transmission lines, natural gas transmission lines and other major facilities such as electrical substations and gas compressor facilities. Projects where Jack has served as lead counsel include:
Representation of Sinclair Pipeline Company as lead counsel in the acquisition of additional pipeline and easement rights in the first 67-mile phase of a project to expand an existing 250-mile pipeline corridor from Wyoming to the Denver metro area. The project involved a wide mix of agricultural, residential and development properties.
Representation of the East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District as lead counsel in the acquisition of approximately 20 miles of easements for a water pipeline and related facilities in the Denver metro area. The project involved a wide mix of land uses and development status.
Representation of Black Hills Energy in the acquisition of new right-of-way for an electric transmission line near Pueblo, Colorado.
Representation of Diamond Shamrock in the acquisition of easements for an oil pipeline entering Colorado at its southern border and traveling to Denver through a wide mix of agricultural, residential and development properties
Real Estate Litigation
Jack has also been actively involved in other forms of real estate litigation, including the assertion of adverse possession claims, trespass actions, the denial of access permits, and other road and access disputes (including condemning private ways of necessity and litigating R.S. 2477 claims), property tax appeals, inverse condemnation and unlawful exaction claims, quiet title actions and similar litigation.
Jack regularly lectures and writes on eminent domain and energy matters for CLE seminars and trade associations across the country and has served for many years as the chair of Colorado's annual Eminent Domain CLE conference hosted by CLE International. He also serves as the co-chair of ALI-ABA's National Condemnation 101 CLE conference.
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