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Stephon B. Bagne

Member, Clark Hill PLC

Phone: (313) 965-8897

Fax: (313) 309-6897

Email: sbagne@clarkhill.com

Website: Clark Hill Property Owner Condemnation Services


Stephon B. Bagne’s expertise in representing property owners in condemnation cases is widely recognized. Stephon has represented all types of property owners in a variety of situations including vacant and improved property, partial and total takings, easement and fee acquisitions, involving commercial and residential properties. He has won jury trials in courts throughout the State of Michigan and successfully defended those verdicts before the Michigan Court of Appeals. Stephon has prevailed in challenges of the necessity of takings and negotiated less onerous acquisitions in partial taking matters. He regularly speaks and writes about eminent domain and other real estate law issues for a variety of professional organizations. For a more complete bio, please click here.





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State Board Attacks Snyder Enbridge Deal

The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board adopted a resolution seeking temporary closure of Enbridge Line 5 pipeline.

I recently posted about a deal made by Governor Snyder and Enbridge. 

Recently, the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board adopted a resolution seeking temporary closure of the Line 5 pipeline. A majority of the board members abstained from the vote, potentially for political reasons, but allowed the resolution to pass. 

Critics of the Line 5 pipeline include the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians tribe, which is threatening a lawsuit due to alleged treaty violation, environmentalists, and the Michigan State Police who would be the first responders to any pipeline incident. 

The more these pipeline controversies are publicized, the more reluctant people will become to purchase property with pipelines on them. This is a factor that must be considered when evaluating just compensation for new pipeline projects.

If you have any eminent domain or pipeline issues, please feel free to contact me. 

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