In the next few years, Wisconsin small business owners are likely to be confronted with an area of law they have probably not experienced before: eminent domain, commonly referred to as condemnation.
Highway reconstruction and other transportation projects inevitably require government agencies to acquire land. Governments most often acquire land by condemning it. In condemnation, title to the land shifts from the property owner to the government. In exchange, the property owner is compensated by means of a money payment for the loss of its land.