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Rick E. Rayl

Nossaman LLP

Irvine, CA, USA

Rick Rayl is the Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain and Valuation Practice Group, among the largest in California. He has experience litigating a broad range of complex civil litigation issues. His practice is concentrated primarily on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and other real-estate-valuation disputes.

Mr. Rayl represents property owners, lessees, and public agencies in all aspects of real-estate-valuation disputes, including:

Precondemnation planning, offers, and negotiations;
  • Right-to-take challenges and disputes concerning prejudgment possession;
  • Relocation claims and disputes;
  • Fair market value disputes;
  • Claims for loss of business goodwill and other business claims;
  • Claims for precondemnation damages and blight;
  • Inverse condemnation and other property-damage claims; and
  • Regulatory takings.

Mr. Rayl also advises developers and property owners on various aspects of land use entitlement disputes, unlawful detainers and other lease disputes, and other types of real property disputes.

He regularly comments on news, events, and policy impacting eminent domain in California on the California Eminent Domain Report blog.

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1994,
  Associate Editor, California Law
  Review; Member, Moot Court Board
B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1991, magna cum laude

Orange County Bar Association
California Bar Association
International Right of Way
Association, Chapter 67 (Secretary)
Appraisal Institute of Southern
California, Associate Member

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