Enterprise Products Partners, LP continues in the construction of a 1,230 mile pipeline from Pennsylvania to Texas. The pipeline is cutting through rural Ohio.
The very capable firm of Braunstein and Goldman have provided advice to many of the neighbors along the route. As noted in the attached Newark Advocate article, the offers have already been forthcoming to some. There is a process in which to challenge the project itself at this time. If the challenges to the project fail, the owners are left only to obtain fair compensation. Goldman and Braunstein are two capable lawyers who likely would represent these owners well should they determine they want to fight the project and be treated fairly.
About 30 percent to 40 percent of residents along the route already have received offers, Goldman said. They should consult with an attorney before signing anything, Goldman said.
"It's going on right now," Goldman said of surveyors placing stakes in the area. "If you haven't been contacted, you will be, probably within 60 to 90 days. One of the worst things you can do is succumb to the initial pressure.
"They say, 'We're going to take your land, and we'll tell you how much it's worth.' You may think it is the greatest offer. You still ought to have somebody else look at it."
The attorneys told residents there is no charge to call for their preliminary opinions and assistance, and they bill property owners only after an offer is negotiated above the original offer.