Eminent Domain

The Desmond firm has specialized 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 assists clients with a wide variety of land use issues and disputes. We represent property and business owners in all aspects of land use, easement rights, landlord/tenant, and real property disputes.

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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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Our business practice involves working with and advising businesses of all forms, including general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and sole proprietorships.

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 Estate Planning

Our 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.

Brian Manning


Brian Manning is a partner practicing in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, real estate, and civil trial and litigation. His primary concentration is in eminent domain/inverse condemnation and real estate.

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.

J. Luke Hendrix


Mr. Hendrix is a partner practicing primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He specializes in representing Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in their recovery, management, and liquidation of bankruptcy estate assets.

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