Eminent Domain

The Desmond firm has been specializing in eminent domain since 1938. Our firm is recognized as a preeminent leader in eminent domain / condemnation and inverse condemnation law.

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 Real Property

DNLC attorneys assist clients with a wide variety of land use issues and disputes. We represent property and business owners who have disputes with the government and private parties.

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DNLC’s bankruptcy practice specializes in representing trustees of bankruptcy estates in their recovery, management, and liquidation of bankruptcy estate assets. DNLC attorneys have represented Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees through all facets of a bankruptcy case, including all stages of bankruptcy-related litigation.

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DNLC attorneys have extensive experience working with businesses of all forms, including general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and sole proprietorships.

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 Estate Planning

DNLC attorneys have litigated disputed estate matters on behalf of our clients. The primary issues have involved capacity, contract and real property.

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Gary Livaich

Of Counsel

Mr. Livaich’s practice concentrates in eminent domain and inverse condemnation. His practice includes real estate litigation matters, and general trial practice.

William W. Nolan

Of Counsel

Mr. Nolan’s primary practice involves reorganization and liquidation bankruptcies, commercial litigation and general business planning.

J. Russell Cunningham


Mr. Cunningham’s practice has been devoted to bankruptcy, litigating to recover avoidable transfers, complex asset sales, objections to exemptions and discharge.