Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo Partner Nick Laurent Featured in Community Impact Article on US 380 Bypass Impacts

April 15, 2024

Recently, Partner Nick Laurent and Community Impact McKinney explored the US 380 Bypass project, the condemnation process and what impacted landowners can expect now that TxDOT has determined a preferred alignment. 

Unlike highway expansion projects, the US 380 project is unique because it will predominantly be made up of new highway construction, impacting about 38 businesses and 26 residences. 

Laurent discussed the importance of having a lawyer evaluate TxDOT offer letters – an agreement to convey your property to TxDOT can’t be rescinded once signed. “This is a one-time payment for all of the impacts to a property that’s being taken or affected by a project like this,” Laurent said. “It’s incredibly important that you get it right on the first instance because there is no second instance once the acquisition is completed.”

Laurent also provided insight on remainder damages, which is diminished value to property outside the taking, and costs to cure, which are costs to restore a property to its pre-taking condition. These are complicated elements of eminent domain and condemnation cases that are often not as apparent to those without real estate and legal experience.

“There’s a lot of moving parts in these cases and none of them are ever really the same,” Laurent said. “Take your time to carefully consider what you’re owed.”

To read the full article, “Get fair compensation for your land: Eminent domain firm Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo protects property owner rights for those affected by US 380 bypass project plans, click here.

If you think your property may be impacted by the US 380 Bypass project, contact an experienced eminent domain attorney at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo to advise you through the condemnation process, help you understand your property rights, and fight for your right to fair compensation.