Currently helping farmers, businesses and homeowners with: Spectra Pipeline | Open, Rover, Marathon and Nexus

500 S. Front Street, #1200, Columbus, Ohio, 43215

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


Attorneys with an Expertise in Eminent Domain and Property Law

Goldman & Braunstein use their expertise by representing land and property owners facing eminent domain situations. Eminent domain, as a government sanctioned procedure, lead many people to believe that they cannot fight the process. This simply is not true. Goldman & Braunstein repeatedly demonstrate their level of expertise and success in negotiating eminent domain compensations for farmland, rural, urban, residential, and commercial property owners.

Our attorneys have extensive development experience.

A tenured professor at The Ohio State University, Michael Braunstein authored legal textbooks on mineral law as well as eminent domain and property law.

William Goldman served as a board member of the Ohio Housing and Development board as well as the Franklin County Veteran’s Memorial. He lent his expertise as a board member of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and was one of only two eminent domain attorneys listed in Ohio Super Lawyers, (an organization that rates the service of lawyers on the basis of peer recognition and professional achievement). Bill’s legacy leads the work we do daily.

Attorneys Experienced in Negotiating Pipeline Eminent Domain & Easement Offers

Attorney Practice Areas: Property Law, Eminent Domain, Real Estate, Zoning and Annexation, Planning and Land Use, Construction Law.

M. Braunstein

Michael Braunstein

Michael Braunstein is a leader in fighting for landowners in cases of easement, condemnation, just compensation, and expropriation. His practice has focused nearly exclusively on property law and eminent domain negotiation and litigation. Recognized as a legal expert in his field, Mike has authored textbooks and numerous articles on property law covering standards and topics of property law, mining law, easements and eminent domain. Recently he added a compendium of Ohio eminent domain laws published by the American Bar Association’s section of litigation to his list of published works.

A veteran law professor of nearly thirty years, Mike now is Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University. His course subject material included oil and gas, natural resources, eminent domain, and real property and easements. Braunstein earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University Law School and is admitted to practice law in Ohio, California and Louisiana.



William A. Goldman, 1940-2015

William Goldman’s reputation and experience in zoning and eminent domain law were earned as a result of the significant success he had on behalf of his clients in cases involving both negotiation and/or litigation. Goldman’s landmark cases include representing numerous property owners in litigation before juries in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. In one case, an initial $3.5 million offer from the condemning authority was received by the property owner. Goldman tried the case and secured a jury verdict for $8 million. In a separate court case, the landowner received an initial offer of $3.8 million, while the jury ultimately returned a verdict of $13 million. Goldman’s successful trial history extended throughout the State of Ohio including counties such as Licking and Fairfield. Goldman was named to the Ohio Super Lawyer 2010-Top Attorneys in Ohio and recognized as Strathmore’s Who’s Who Professional of the Year 2008 in Eminent Domain Law.

Goldman earned his Juris Doctrate degree from the Moritz College of Law. His practice areas included: Real Estate, Zoning and Annexation, Planning and Land Use, Eminent Domain, and Construction Law. Goldman also served as a board member of the Franklin County Veterans Memorial.



Clinton Stahler

Clinton Stahler joined Goldman & Braunstein in 2014 to solely represent landowners. Stahler earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Clinton was a legal intern at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Civil Law Clinic where he represented clients involved in civil lawsuits. Clinton also worked as a mediator at the Franklin County Municipal Court and as law clerk to the City of Cincinnati Chief Counsel of Land Use and Development. Clinton also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and was a member of the Moritz Real Estate Law Society and Business Law Society.

Before attending lawschool, Stahler worked for 8 years as a professional pilot flying jet aircraft in various regions of the world and as a certified instructor pilot. He is a current member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.


Matthew Strayer

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Matthew Strayer joined Goldman & Braunstein to fight for the rights of landowners. Matt graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and received his Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Malone University in Canton, Ohio.

Prior to joining Goldman & Braunstein, Matt practiced in all aspects of commercial litigation at a large Ohio-based law firm, where his experience included banking and finance, intellectual property, and ERISA defense.  He was part of a team that successfully defended a class action lawsuit brought against a Fortune 1,000 company and helped achieve a positive result on behalf of a company in the technology sector facing a business competition and trade secret case.

While in law school, Matt served as an extern for U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Watson in the Southern District of Ohio.  He also served on the managerial board of the Ohio State Law Journal and earned individual runner-up honors among approximately 100 oral advocates at the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City. Matt began his career as a Sports Writer at the Times-Gazette in Ashland, Ohio, where he earned the distinction of the state’s top sports writer in 2009 among newspapers of similar size.  Matt is admitted to practice in Ohio and both the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.  He also is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association.

Ohio Pipeline Projects

Mr. Goldman and Mr. Braunstein have successfully negotiated and litigated on behalf of their property owning clients for past and current Ohio pipeline and transmission line projects. These projects include:

  • SPECTRA: Ohio Pipeline Energy Network (Open)
  • PVR: Utica Gas Gathering Pipeline Project
  • Shell Falcon Pipeline
  • Leach Xpress Pipeline
  • Utopia Pipeline
  • Rover Pipeline
  • Portsmouth Bypass
  • Interstate 70-71 split
  • Sawmill Parkway
  • Mayfield Road widening
  • State Route 310 widening
  • Bluegrass Pipeline
  • SUNOCO Allegheny Access Pipeline
  • Nexus Pipeline
  • Atex Enterprise Pipeline
  • Markwest-Anteros Resource Pipeline
  • East Springfield-London-Tangy Transmission Line
  • Hickory Bend Project
  • Cardinal Gas Service
  • Dominion Resources & Caiman Energy
  • Halcon
  • M3 Midstream/Access Midstream Partners/EV Energy Partners
  • Utica East Ohio Midstream
  • Mountain Gathering

If your land or property is in the way of a pipeline or transmission line, contact us immediately.