IRWA Chapter 36 April Special Event

April 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Video-conference Presentation


IRWA Chapter 36 Special Event 

Videoconference Presentation:
How are Condemnation Proceedings Being Impacted by the Coronavirus?
April 14, noon-1pm

The Chapter 36 Luncheon scheduled for the second Tuesday of April was canceled due to the Coronavirus epidemic.  In its place, Chapter 36 is offering a videoconference presentation to address the impacts of social distancing restrictions on the condemnation process.

We are still working on video conferencing platform logistics, so a follow-up e-blast will give exact instructions for joining the presentation.

The presentation will have a panel of attorneys that will discuss various experiences and perspectives of continuing legal property acquisition using the power of eminent domain during a time where the usual processes and procedures are not available. 


Kyle Madsen, ROW Division Director for the Texas Department of Transportation
Kyle Madsen is responsible for overseeing all functions of the statewide right-of-way program. This includes the delivery of right-of-way projects to meet construction schedules, funding agreements, management of professional services contracts, the eminent domain process, the relocation assistance program, coordination of utility adjustments, the outdoor advertising regulatory program, and the disposition of real property no longer needed for a state highway purpose.

Scott Moran, Baker | Moran
Scott Moran is a Founding Member of, and Equity Partner in, Baker | Moran. Scott represents electric utility companies and pipeline companies in all facets of right of way acquisitions.  Scott’s clients have also looked to Scott for representation in various real estate transactions, including the purchase of property for, among other things, pipeline facilities and electric transmission line facilities.  Scott is also a certified instructor for the International Right of Way Association and a certified mediator.

Andrew “Andy” Cox, Burford & Ryburn
Andy Cox is a partner at Burford & Ryburn, L.L.P. His practice has encompassed a variety of general civil litigation matters, including eminent domain law.  Andy is a go-to lawyer when litigation is required, but he enjoys helping his business clients to solve their legal problems in the most efficient way, avoiding litigation where possible, so that they can focus on growing their businesses.

Chris Gunter, Senior Assistant City Attorney at the City of Dallas
Chris Gunter is the lead eminent domain attorney for the City of Dallas. Chris has over 20 years of litigation experience focused on eminent domain matters.

Clint Harbour, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas
Clint Harbour is a Transportation Division Senior Attorney covering the North Texas area, but also has experience handling condemnation proceedings all over the State.  Clint has extensive trial experience and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Texas School of Law.

Please join the presentation via videoconference on April 14.
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Due to the limited presentation time, there may not be time for a Q&A session. Please send any questions or topic ideas in advance to Lora Gunter ([email protected]), who will be moderating the panel.