Gagliano & Company was engaged by Middlesex County, New Jersey to act as Acquisition Consultant for an eminent domain action involving 130 parcels for a road improvement project in Old Bridge Township. The acquisitions included partial takings, permanent and temporary easements.
Aware that communication was key, Gagliano & Company send letters to all of the parties explain the project and our role, offering to teleconference or meet property owners to answer their questions.
We were charged with preparing a Comprehensive Plan, hiring the appraiser, reviewing the appraisals, preparing offers, negotiating with property owners, coordinating several governmental agencies, arranging for payment of the property owners, preparing closing documents, clearing all title issues, and filing deeds. In the end, successful settlements were achieved with the vast majority of the property owners, saving the County money and chopping years off the process.