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Stephon B. Bagne

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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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President’s Infrastructure Proposal Delayed

President’s Trump’s campaign promise to implement massive infrastructure spending likely delayed until after the State of the Union address.

While campaigning, President Trump promised to both expedite the processes relating to federal approval of infrastructure spending and massively increase infrastructure spending. As this article confirms, the plan has been yet to be provided. Trump’s two main goals for the bill are to inject $1 trillion worth of overall investment into the nation’s infrastructure and bring down the lengthy construction permitting process to two years. White House officials told a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the proposal could now be released after Trump’s inaugural State of the Union address on January 30, 2018.

Presumably, much of the infrastructure spending will focus on repairing and restoring existing facilities. However, a flood of new money could result in long-planned projects being implemented and result in the use of eminent domain to facilitate those projects. For people who have been living with the vague future threat of a taking, that threat could move closer to a reality with a new infrastructure bill.

Please feel free to contact me if you are threatened by a potential road taking. It is better to obtain legal counsel sooner rather than later to address these situations.

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