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©Papalas and Griffith

Retention Pond acquired from parking/recreation area attached to hotel and conference center in Duval County

Initial Offer - $1,657,800
Final Outcome - $3,100,000
Net Benefit to Client - $1,442,200 (187%)

Large acreage taking from vacant mixed-use property for right-of-way and retention needs for construction of a new highway system in Clay County

Initial Offer - $4,974,400
Final Outcome - $7,000,000
Net Benefit to Client - $2,025,600 (141%)

Right-of-way and multiple retention ponds acquired for expansion of major commercial state road in Clay County

Initial Offer - $2,904,025
Final Outcome - $4,173,855
Net Benefit to Client - $1,269,830 (144 %)

Acquisition of mini-warehouse storage facility for expansion of Escambia County campus for the Florida State College system

Initial Offer - $240,000
Final Outcome - $1,292,500
Net Benefit to Client - $1,502,500 (539%)

Taking of over 5 miles for a natural gas pipeline easement through a 20,000 acre rural timber tract in Gilchrist County

Initial Offer - $287,393
Final Outcome - $1,383,172
Net Benefit to Client - $1,095,779 (481%)

Electric power line transmission easement taken from agricultural property in Polk County

Initial Offer - $29,200
Final Outcome - $235,000
Net Benefit to Client - $205,800 (805%)

Multiple linear easement acquisitions from from multiple landowners in Clay and St. Johns Counties for construction of natural gas transmission line

Initial Offer - $78,500
Final Outcome - $650,000
Net Benefit to Client - $571,500 (828%)

Initial Offer - $573,900
Final Outcome - $1,400,000
Net Benefit to Client - $826,100 (244%)

Initial Offer - $93,000
Final Outcome - $306,000
Net Benefit to Client - $213,000 (329%)

Initial Offer - $350,000
Final Outcome - $800,000
Net Benefit to Client - $450,000 (229%)

Right-of-way acquisition from vacant shopping center outparcel in Nassau County for addition of a turn lane onto A1A

Initial Offer - $92,000
Final Outcome - $400,000
Net Benefit to Client - $308,000 (435%)

Large acreage right-of-way taking for construction of new state highway through vacant site of a proposed residential/mixed-use subdivision in Clay County

 

Initial Offer - $3,084,150

Final Outcome - $4,750,000

Net Benefit to Client - $1,665,850 (154%)

Inverse condemnation case from retail site in Duval County based on multiple-year closure of access during I-95 construction project

 

Initial Offer - $0

Final Outcome - $350,000

Net Benefit to Client - $350,000

Acquisition of linear easement for natural gas transmission pipeline in Okechobee County

 

Initial Offer - $40,200

Final Outcome - $300,000

Net Benefit to Client - $259,800 (746%)

Easement acquisition for water transmission pipeline in Duval County from downtown industrial property on the St. Johns River

 

Initial Offer - $183,000

Final Outcome - $800,000

Net Benefit to Client - $617,000 (437%)

Acquisition from multiple commercial properties of linear easement for construction of sidewalk in Alachua County

 

Initial Offer - $3,169

Final Outcome - $240,000

Net Benefit to Client - $236,831 (7,573%)

 

Initial Offer - $14,988

Final Outcome - $355,000

Net Benefit to Client - $340,012 (2,369%)

 

Initial Offer - $0

Final Outcome - $140,000

Net Benefit to Client - $140,000

Right-of-way acquisition for road widening project in Brevard County from vacant property with commercial highest and best use*

 

Initial Offer - $11,709

Final Outcome - $147,731

Net Benefit to Client - $136,022 (1,262%)

Right-of-way acquisition for widening of major commercial state highway from commercial/mixed-use property in Lee County

 

Initial Offer - $93,280

Final Outcome - $405,000

Net Benefit to Client - $311,720 (434%)

Right-of-way acquisition from agricultural/farming tenant in Bradford County for construction of new state highway system

 

Initial Offer - $203,650

Final Outcome - $550,000

Net Benefit to Client - $346,350 (270%)

Right-of-way acquisition for widening of major state highway from rural residential property in Washington County

 

Initial Offer - $30,805

Final Outcome - $185,000

Net Benefit to Client - $154,150 (600%)

Acquisition of right-of-way for local road widening project from residential property in Duval County*

 

Initial Offer - $9,225

Final Outcome - $141,993

Net Benefit to Client - $132,768 (1,535%)"

Acquisition from residential property by Southwest Florida Water Management District for expansion of a lake in Polk County

 

Initial Offer - $149,000

Final Outcome - $480,000

Net Benefit to Client - $331,000 (322%)

Acquisition from vacant commercial property in City of Gainesville for construction of a new storm-water park facility*

 

Initial Offer - $224,000

Final Outcome - $917,500

Net Benefit to Client - $693,500 (410%)

Whole taking of vacant land in Duval County for construction of new stormwater retention pond to support expansion of major commercial state road*

 

Initial Offer - $655,000

Final Outcome - $2,254,379

Net Benefit to Client - $1,599,379 (344%)

Acquisition of developed office building for construction of new courthouse facility in Duval County*

 

Initial Offer - $1,200,000

Final Outcome - $3,200,000

Net Benefit to Client - $2,000,000 (267%)

*Mr. Papalas served as second chair at a previous law firm on each of these cases.