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Pipeline or Transmission Line in Your Future?

Our mission is to secure successful and financially fair results for our clients.
If your property is in the path of a pipeline or transmission line, we can help.

We are recognized legal experts for Ohio property owners facing pipeline issues.
We are dedicated to exclusively representing land owners, not oil and gas companies.
Our focus is on your benefit.
Contact Goldman & Braunstein now to find out how you can get fairly compensated for a pipeline
or transmission line easement, enhance your safety, and protect your property value.

CALL 614.229.4512 or TOLL FREE 888.231.2554

Ohio Pipeline and Transmission Line Projects

Hundreds of pipelines are planned or are in progress across Ohio.   That’s miles and miles of buried lines crossing multiple counties, potentially affecting large numbers  of landowners.  If your property is in the path of a pipeline or transmission line you will be faced with granting easement agreements and possibly an eminent domain lawsuit.  You need your own experts to level the playing field.  We can help you maximize your compensation, properly protect your property, and represent your interests during negotiations.   Call Goldman & Braunstein today for a free, no obligation review of your individual case.

On February 3, 2017, FERC issued its approval of the ET Rover pipeline project.

Rover Pipeline FERC Certificate

H.R. 161 shortcuts FERC’s safety and environmental review of oil and natural gas pipeline projects that could affect your safety, health and property.

PETITION: NO on H.R. 161

Goldman & Braunstein’s May 11, 2017 FERC Comment

Breaking News: Avon woman awarded $236K for pipeline easement

Goldman & Braunstein Name Matthew Strayer Partner

FERC Releases Rover Pipeline *Final* Environmental Impact Statement

FERC draft report assess potential environmental impacts of the
Rover Pipeline: What it means to landowners

E-Newsletter: What You Need to Know About the NEXUS Pipeline

E-Newsletter: If the Rover Pipeline Affects You, Here’s Info You Need

E-Newsletter: Our Lasting Legacy and the Commitment to Our Clients

Eminent Domain Attorneys File Motion to Protect Ohio Landowners Likely Affected By NEXUS Pipeline

Click here to read the Motion to Intervene of Goldman & Braunstein, LLP on behalf of Ohio landowners in ET Rover Pipeline, LLC, FERC Docket No. CP15-93

Eminent Domain Attorneys File Motion to Protect Ohio Landowners by Challenging Rover Pipeline’s FERC Application

Click here for to view the entire Rover FERC application

Goldman & Braunstein Negotiate Favorable Settlements For More Than 100 Landowners Affected By The Sunoco Pipeline. Details Here 

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PETITION: NO on H.R. 161

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) is an independent federal agency that regulates and oversees the siting, environmental review, and construction of interstate oil and natural gas pipeline projects. There are currently several large FERC pipelines proposed in Ohio including “E.T. Rover,” “NEXUS,” and “Leach XPress.”

FERC’s review and oversight of these pipeline projects is an important line of defense for landowners and other citizens against the potential environmental and safety hazards caused by the construction and operation of these pipelines. Pipeline failures have become all too familiar in the United States. The recent proliferation of pipeline projects in the country and in Ohio makes it imperative that FERC conduct a thorough and independent review of these projects to limit their negative environmental impacts and ensure the safety of Ohioans.

New legislation straightjackets FERC and potentially places thousands of Ohioans at risk—especially those located near FERC projects. House Resolution 161 (“H.R. 161”), which has already been sent to the Senate for approval, would impose mandatory deadlines on FERC’s review as well as grant automatic approvals in the event an agency takes “too long.” These agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. This proposed legislation short-circuits the review process for the benefit of pipeline companies at the expense of the environment and your safety.

I call upon the United States Senate to exercise sound judgment and vote against H.R. 161, and for the United States House of Representatives to repeal its approval of H.R. 161. The impact of pipelines on our farms and our property is too devastating to require FERC to rush the approval process. Do not risk turning our beautiful Ohio green fields into industrial brown fields for the sake of a hasty review process. Our environment and our safety are too important to us, to Ohio and to the United States.

Goldman & Braunstein Name Matthew Strayer Partner

image002[January 6, 2017] – Columbus, Ohio –Matthew Strayer has been named a partner of the Columbus-based firm Goldman & Braunstein, LLP ( Strayer joined the firm in February 2016. His focus is and will continue to be on representing landowners in property rights and eminent domain issues, but he also brings additional commercial litigation experience to the firm’s expanding practice.

“I am honored to join the partnership at Goldman & Braunstein and for the opportunity to continue building on the first-class reputation and legacy established by our founding partners, Professor Michael Braunstein and the late Bill Goldman, as well as more recently Clinton Stahler,” Strayer said.

Strayer has already made his mark as a partner with the firm.  In January 2017, he and partner Clinton Stahler achieved a $236,500 jury verdict for a client in an eminent domain taking by a pipeline company.  The verdict amount equaled 15 times the company’s appraisal for the easement.

Strayer received his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, graduating in the top 10 in his class. He received his undergraduate degree in communications and media studies, concentrating on journalism, from Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He currently resides in Worthington, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters. Strayer is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

Goldman and Braunstein has extensive experience in eminent domain and other property-related litigation. Its team focuses on maximizing clients’ compensation while protecting their properties, and on representing clients’ interests – start to finish – when negotiating with oil and gas companies and other entities. “We are a small firm that makes a big impact. Our team works to level the playing field for Ohio landowners whose properties are being taken by a condemning authority. I am excited to carry on this important work as a partner,” Strayer said.

“Making Matt a partner after less than a year is a testament to his skill and commitment to our clients. I know he will excel in this new position, and I look forward to his many future accomplishments,” said Michael Braunstein, founding partner.


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