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Press Release: Rackemann Attorney John Bowen Presents at Eminent Domain and Condemnation Appraisal Practice Seminar

Boston law firm Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster announces that Counsel John Bowen will present at the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute seminar, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Appraisal Practice in Massachusetts, September 20, 2018 at the Federal Reserve Boston. Bowen will serve on the “Litigation Environment” panel, which features a panel of experienced attorneys and a former Superior Court Judge. They will discuss the litigation environment and what the appraiser should prepare for.

Hosted by The New England Chapter of the International Right of Way Association, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and The Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Right of Way Division, the seminar is sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The day-long event covers many aspects of eminent domain, from introduction to the valuation process. Presenters will explore all phases of the right-of-way acquisition process, focusing on the appraiser’s critical role on the project team. Participants will learn valuable skills associated with appraising partial acquisitions, assessing damages, and providing expert testimony during litigation.

As a Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate and Litigation practices, as well as an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Bowen represents businesses, individuals and institutions with a focus on real estate-related civil litigation. This includes eminent domain and other real estate and business valuation issues as well as land use, permitting, environmental and other regulatory matters. He has tried many eminent domain cases, and briefed and argued numerous appeals, arising out of major public works projects in eastern and central Massachusetts, including: Boston’s Big Dig, Sagamore Rotary Flyover Project and more. Bowen has lectured and given presentations about eminent domain to various groups and was invited by the Federal Highway Administration’s National Highway Institute to be a “Subject Matter Expert” as part of a team designing an eminent domain course to be offered nationwide to real estate professionals.

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