• Realize Your Constitutional Right With Qualified Help

    The attorneys at Ryan & Ryan have concentrated their practice in representing property owners in the area of eminent domain since 1975.

  • Respect, Honesty & Competence

    Ryan & Ryan voted U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firms in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

  • We Offer Our Clients Only Expert Legal Advice

    The attorneys at Ryan & Ryan have assisted hundreds of Illinois property owners in filing claims for relocation payments.

Illinois Eminent Domain Act

In June of 2005, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Kelo v. City of New London, 125 S. Ct. 2655 (2005). The U.S. Supreme Court held that the “public use”...

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Is Your Property Subject to Condemnation?

Federal, state, and local government agencies have the power to take private property for public use. The power is conditioned upon the constitutional requirement that the government...

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Pre-Condemnation Activity

While many owners are capable of negotiating real property purchase agreements, eminent domain cases are different. In typical purchase agreements the buyer does not have the right...

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Protecting Your Property

Ryan & Ryan will help you answer the following questions when the government is interested in taking your property through the use of eminent domain: How do I protect my...

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Relocation Payments and Moving Costs

Ryan & Ryan lawyers have helped many of our clients obtain relocation payments and moving costs. Before January 1, 2007, such payments were required only for projects...

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Tax Increment Financing Districts

Governmental bodies can not only take your property for public uses such as roads, parks, forest preserves, municipal buildings, public buildings, schools, airports, public stadiums...

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Illinois Road Projects and Partial Takings

Approximately 50% of the eminent domain cases handled by Ryan & Ryan on behalf of private property owners in Illinois involve land acquisitions by the government, including...

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Ryan & Ryan represents property owners in eminent domain cases involving METRA and Chicago Transit Authority (“CTA”) Projects. Ryan & Ryan represented four parcels...

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Located in Illinois, Ryan & Ryan is a leading eminent domain, condemnation, and just compensation law firm. Ryan & Ryan’s philosophy is to defend the right of private property ownership. This philosophy is based upon the clear pronouncement in the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution, and Article 1 Section 15 of the Illinois Constitution, that private property shall not be taken for public use without the payment of just compensation. The Illinois eminent domain and just compensation law firm of Ryan & Ryan believes the right to own, use, and enjoy private property is every individual’s inalienable right that should only be subject to the government’s power of eminent domain when absolutely necessary. To that end, we pledge to every property owner we represent to thoroughly investigate whether there is a way to stop the government from taking the private property and if not, to obtain the maximum amount of just compensation the owner is entitled to receive within the law. Ryan & Ryan is committed to defending the constitutional right of private property ownership whether the owner is a corporation, a local business, an investor, a homeowner, or a farmer.

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