Commercial Condemnation Case Involving PennDOT and the Route 322 Reconstruction Project

Chris Duerr at Duerr Law was of great assistance in helping us with our transaction related to PennDOT acquiring some of our property related to the widening of Route 322 (Conchester Highway) in Delaware County. Mr Duerr was very responsive to our emails and phone calls and always responded within 24 hours and often within hours of our inquiry. Chris is very knowledgeable in this area and his expertise was obvious in the way he negotiated with PennDOT and secured the changes we asked for. He successfully negotiated our payment, secured the necessary information from PennDOT, and worked through the process in a very reasonable amount of time. Chris is an honest, straight forward lawyer, easy to talk to, very responsive, and holds to all his promises including fees. One of the best lawyers I have ever dealt with!

Dr. Harvey Yenkinson, Upper Chichester, PA 
Commercial condemnation case involving PennDOT and the Route 322 reconstruction project

Condemnation by PennDOT Route 322, Commercial Property, Estate

Chris was retained as co-counsel on a specific area of an Estate matter for a client relating to eminent domain of real estate. His expertise in the area was invaluable. He was very thorough, always in communication and responsive to all of the issues raised. His assistance and counsel brought the matter to a successful conclusion for the client.

Residential Condemnation Due To The PennDOT Route 322 Project

“Mr. Duerr provided me with representation in an eminent domain matter with PennDot which arose from the widening and highway improvements being made to Route 322.  As he stated in his solicitation letter, he is a local attorney experienced in dealing with PennDot in condemnations and matters of eminent domain.  He worked efficiently, personally researching comparables to determine the value of my property.  I was always informed of developments as he negotiated with PennDot.  I would recommend him to anyone in need of this type of legal assistance.”

Judy, Upper Chichester, PA

Top Notch Resource!

My husband and I were interested in purchasing a property for cash without a real estate agent. As it became more of a reality, we began to realize how much we did not know and sought the help of Chris in the interest of mitigating risk within the context of a risky business. It was easy to establish a comfortable rapport with Chris as he made himself personally available and maintained continuous communication via email, text and voice. Chris gathered property specific information and guided us thru an informed decision making process. His partnership facilitated the confidence we needed to move forward and close the deal. Thank you Chris!

Pam, Real Estate Investor (2020)

Condemnation by The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

I recently worked with Chris when the PA Turnpike wanted a right of way at my residence. He was very professional and gave my wife and I sound advice. He eliminated quite a bit of the hassle of dealing with the Turnpike and the overall right of way issue. Ultimately, we believe we were treated fairly and respectfully by the Turnpike and we credit Chris’ work for how we were treated.

Michael, Downingtown, PA (2019)

Condemnation by Whitemarsh Township

We hired Chris Duerr to represent us for an Eminent Domain loss of land due to a road widening decision. His experience as a former PennDOT legal advisor, was key in negotiating a suitable settlement in an efficient, and timely manner. We highly recommend hiring him!

Myles, Whitemarsh, PA (2019)
Chris Duerr’s comment: “This was a residential condemnation case in Whitemarsh Township. The property was an historic house that was already near the roadway.”

Condemnation on State Route 322 by PennDOT

I am writing this to recommend attorney Chris Duerr. Chris contacted me by letter about the condemnation of my commerical property on State Route 322 by PennDOT. Several attorneys had contacted me but what made Chris stand out was his previous eminent domain experience as an attorney for PennDOT and how personable and relatable he was and continues to be to me. He is easy to contact and easy to talk to. He explained the process to me as many times as I needed. Chris was able to easily guide me through the process and obtain a significant increase in what PennDOT originally offered for my property. Some of my neighbors on 322 have paid significantly more in legal fees and still do not have a resolution. Chris has been responsive to my questions and thoroughly addressed all of the complex issues that I faced from property value, moving, leases, new replacement property and litigation. I am very pleased to have selected Chris to represent me and fully recommend him to anyone facing the prospect of having their property condemned.

Gina, Owner, Dance Fusion Performance Center, Aston, PA (2019)
Chris Duerr’s comment: “This was a total take of a commercial property along State Route 322 in Delaware County.”

Condemnation on State Route 322 by PennDOT

My property was being taken as a result of eminent domain. The initial offer from the state (PennDOT) was low. I was frustrated because I was unfamiliar with the process, and what I needed to do in order to receive a fair settlement. Fortunately, I found Christopher Duerr. He gave me expert advice, and a plan of attack. Although I was hard to reach at times because of my heavy work load and travel, Mr. Duerr was proactive and got things moving. I couldn’t be more happy with the result. After expenses, which were pleasantly fair, I ended up with approximately 110% additional. This gentleman is a true professional and is definitely the person you want going to battle for you.

Michael, Owner, Wilson’s Auction House, Aston, PA (2019)
Chris Duerr’s comment: “This was a total taking by PennDOT of a commercial property along State Route 322 in Delaware County.”

Condemnation by The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Chris helped us deal with the PA Turnpikes purchase of a portion of our property. He jumped in and got the matter resolved. A job well done.

Ron, President, Langhorne, PA (2018)
Chris Duerr's comment "This was a partial condemnation of an industrial site in connection with the PTC reconstruction of the New Falls Bridge."

Condemnation by The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

To Whom It May Concern,

We needed help and heard about Chris Duerr. Our property had recently been condemned by the turnpike. We were devastated and realized we required legal expertise. Chris did a fantastic job. was obvious immediately that he thoroughly knew his profession and what the next step was in order to facilitate an agreeable solution. Chris was a consummate professional. His communication was crisp, understandable and punctual. He was there at every key juncture in our ongoing difficulties.Chris naturally exuded wisdom and peace.

Because of this, he didn’t get upset by our emotional responses as we tried to keep it together. Instead, he would listen and then offer advice which we could reflect on. These kinds of characteristics built trust. The final result of this trust and Chris’ persevering work culminated in a generous sum of money being rewarded to us. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of his work or the way he conducted himself. We recommend Chris Duerr without reservation to any and all who need legal help.

Cliff and Corey, Telford, PA (2018)

Real Estate Property Tax Appeal

I am the President of a local Swim Club in Maple Glen Pennsylvania. I had done some online research and determined that our property tax was out of line with other local clubs. Our board decided that we needed to apply for a tax reduction appeal. We spoke to a few different attorneys we decided to work with Chris based on his background and experience. Chris handled our appeal with the Montgomery County tax assessors. Chris handled all the paperwork, took care of all of the scheduling, attended the hearing and we won 100% of our request. I can’t say enough about Chris’s quality and our experience working with him. He was always available and very helpful throughout the entire process.

Michael, Upper Dublin, PA (2017)