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California Eminent Domain Law Group’s A.J. Hazarabedian Selected to Southern California Super Lawyers® for Second Year in a Row

A.J. Hazarabedian, Managing Partner of California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC, has again been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers for 2011.

Glendale, CA — February 7, 2011 — California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC is pleased to announce that A.J. Hazarabedian has once again been recognized as one of Southern California’s outstanding attorneys in the field of eminent domain by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.

The Super Lawyers’ website explains, “Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement….Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research….Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.

Mr. Hazarabedian is the founder of California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC and is the firm’s most experienced eminent domain trial attorney.  The vast majority of his over twenty years of experience has been almost exclusively in eminent domain, inverse condemnation and appellate litigation.

Mr. Hazarabedian has been a speaker at local, national and international legal conferences on the subject of eminent domain, including the American Bar Association and International Right of Way Association’s annual meeting.  He has been interviewed on the topic of eminent domain on both regional and national news broadcasts, including on CNN Headline News and Fox News Channel.

Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Mr. Hazarabedian as an AV® Rated attorney, the highest rating available to any individual lawyer.

To learn more about A.J. Hazarabedian, please visit http://www.eminentdomainlaw.net/aboutAJH.php.

About California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC

California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC is a boutique eminent domain law firm serving all of California from offices in the Los Angeles area.  The firm has received an AV® Rating for legal and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell.  The attorneys at California Eminent Domain Law Group are California’s premier eminent domain lawyers, with extensive experience in all facets of eminent domain law.  For more information, visit www.caledlaw.com.

SANBAG Will Hold Off on Eminent Domain for sbX Project – For the Moment, 2/4/11

By A.J. Hazarabedian

The San Bernardino Associated Governments (“SANBAG”) Board shot down a resolution of necessity to begin eminent domain proceedings to acquire property for the sbX Rapid Transit System project this week.  The San Bernardino Sun indicated in their article, “High-speed bus plan hits snag,” that the Board did not adopt the resolution because of the growing disapproval of affected business owners.

Per the article, affected business owners are claiming that not only will part of the property be taken, but “the proposed dedicated bus line will discourage commerce by forcing drivers to make u-turns into businesses instead of the left turns they make now.”

The Board recommended that more negotiations with property and business owners take place prior to initiating eminent domain proceedings.  More than likely, another resolution of necessity will be on the Board agenda in the coming months.  A “resolution of necessity” is a government agency’s formal decision to acquire property by eminent domain.

The sbX project would impact 151 properties, a few involving a full take, some requiring a “sliver take” of between 1 and 15 feet, and others requiring only a temporary construction easement.

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