“The appraisals are complicated. It’s something that most citizens never deal with in their everyday lives. So you have to get down into the nitty gritty, explaining to them the details of how we got here, what the property means to our client, and how the valuation process works.”

-Jerome Pesick

Episode Outline

00:18 – Introduction

01:32: About Jerome Pesick

02:56 – What is eminent domain?

07:28 – Detroit v. Detroit Plaza Ltz. Partnership

17:04 – Juries and eminent domain

18:54 – Gordie Howe International Bridge

23:15 – Litigating against government entities

25:10 – Local politics and eminent domain

27:45 – Where to find Jerome Pesick online


About Jerome Pesick

Jerry Pesick’s practice areas include eminent domain, condemnation, land use, and property taxation. Over his more than 40-year career, he has tried and settled condemnation cases across Michigan for tens of millions of dollars. He also regularly represents clients in major tax appeal cases involving all types of business properties throughout the state. Well-known for his talents and accomplishments, Jerry has represented clients in virtually every major condemnation project in Michigan, such as the Gordie Howe International Bridge; Poletown; the Detroit Waterfront Casino and Reclamation Project; Comerica Park and Ford Field; the I-696, M-59, M-5, Northwestern Connectors; and many others.

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