Condemnation, or the power of eminent domain, is routinely exercised within our region which is widely known as the fastest growing area of the State of Missouri. With growth comes the need for expansion of public services to serve our communities. The firm is well equipped to channel our clients through this process from the negotiation and offer stages through the appointment of Commissioners and ultimate trial on valuation of property rights condemned. With recent Supreme Court decisions impacting this area of the law, and statutory refinements that have yet to receive judicial interpretation, it is clear that an experienced firm is a necessity for guidance in this complex and evolving area of law. Involving Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. early in the condemnation process will insure that rights are protected through all phases of the legal proceedings to ensure fair and just compensation based on the fair market value of the property taken.