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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.

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News & Events

Avon woman awarded $236K for pipeline easement

January, 2017

A Lorain County jury issued a verdict awarding Avon resident, Mary Miller, nearly 19 times what NRG Ohio Pipeline Company LLC argued as fair compensation.

Goldman & Braunstein Name Matthew Strayer Partner

January, 2017

Goldman & Braunstein is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Strayer as a new partner.

Canton Repository & New Philadelphia Times Reporter

October, 2016

Earlier this month, a common pleas judge in Wood County ruled that Kinder Morgan couldn’t use eminent domain for its Utopia East pipeline. Goldman & Braunstein attorney Matthew Strayer takes a look at the decision and how it could impact the outcome of similar eminent domain cases elsewhere.


WHBC-AM in Canton, OH

October, 2016

A common pleas court judge in Wood County has ruled that Kinder Morgan, the company behind the Utopia pipeline, does not have eminent domain rights. Goldman & Braunstein’s Matt Strayer discusses how the landmark ruling could impact hundreds of landowners in this interview with WHBC-AM.

Wheeling Intelligencer

September, 2016

Mike Braunstein speaks out against Utopia pipeline’s Kinder Morgan and their low-ball offers to landowners on their path. “They are trying to intimidate people, and intimidate their attorneys,” Braunstein continued. “Many lawyers are afraid of litigation. We’re not.” Goldman & Braunstein represent over 100 landowners against the Houston based company.

Ohio EPA to hold info meetings for public comment on compressor stations along Rover Pipeline

May, 2016

Regarding the plan to build compressor stations in seven Ohio counties for the Rover Pipeline (Wayne, Carroll, Crawford, Defiance, Harrison, Monroe and Noble), the Ohio EPA will hold five meetings for citizens to testify about the process and their concerns.

Michael Braunstein featured in The Law of Eminent Domain

Michael Braunstein details Ohio’s eminent domain laws in this survey of the practice in the United States. Braunstein answers such question as: who has the power to condemn? what land can be condemned? what do proceedings look like?

Kinder Morgan trying to take public park in Sandusky County by eminent domain. Goldman & Braunstein take legal action against pipeline company.

April, 2016

Goldman & Braunstein have taken legal action against Kinder Morgan in Sandusky County sending a message to pipeline companies: You cannot run over lands deeded for uses that are incompatible with pipelines. Read our  news release for more details.

Goldman & Braunstein Public Comment Filing with FERC in Response to Rover Pipeline Impact Statement

April, 2016

In response to the FERC Draft Environmental Impact Statement issued for the Rover Pipeline, we have filed a public comment. It is our position that FERC does not fully understand the adverse impacts the Rover project will have on Ohio landowners. Therefore, we filed our response in order to present evidence on behalf of the landowners and to alert FERC to these impacts.

 

Owners of the Rover pipeline submit FERC application to expedite pipeline timeline.
View the entire Rover application.

Landowners Q & A’s Regarding the Rover Pipeline
Landowners Q & A’s Regarding the NEXUS Pipeline

Testimonials: Case Studies detailing how we have helped our clients.

Attorneys Who Stand By You to the VERY End.
Seeking Fair Compensation for the Loss of Parking
When You’re Strong-Armed, You’ve Got to Have the Best on Your Side
When The Loss of Parking is a Whole Lot More
Preserving a Family Farm
Can That Easement Stand
A Pipeline Puts A Community Jewel At Risk

IN THE NEWS:

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

April, 2016

Michael Braunstein attended a meeting held by FERC, during which the Commission heard questions regarding its Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Landowners voiced their concerns and Braunstein expressed the dangers of pipeline companies taking advantage of landowners.

MEDINA COUNTY GAZETTE

February, 2016

Goldman & Braunstein advised Medina landowners about the Nexus pipeline. Braunstein said landowners should proceed knowing they face decisions in three areas; financial compensation from the pipeline, a contract governing how the line will be built on their land, and follow-up action as land is restored after the construction.

WNWO-TV NBC 24 Toledo and The Toledo Blade

February, 2016

NEXUS has filed its route with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and could begin construction in early 2017. Concerned landowners in Toledo gathered to hear attorneys from Goldman and Braunstein discuss how they can protect their rights and their land before, during and after construction.

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum & Mansfield News Journal

November, 2015

As Rover gets closer to go time, mounting concern for landowners is expressed by Goldman & Braunstein and other attorneys. See why Mike Braunstein believes Rover is using landowners as creditors to fund their project.

Toledo News Now and FOX Toledo

July, 2015

Goldman & Braunstein meet with landowners in Bowling Green affected by the Nexus Pipeline.

WNWO-TV NBC 24 Toledo

May, 2015

Goldman & Braunstein have filed a motion to intervene with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an attempt to slow the process of the Rover Pipeline and meet with landowners in Bowling Green to talk about the Rover, Nexus and Utopia pipelines.

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

April, 2015

A local landowner tells how their property is scheduled to be destroyed by the Rover Pipeline. Eminent domain attorneys Goldman & Braunstein are working to help these landowners avoid costly lawsuits and to protect their land.

The Richland Source

January, 2015

Eminent domain attorneys Goldman & Braunstein spoke to a full house in Shelby about the Rover Pipeline that is set to cross through Richland and Crawford counties. This large-scale project is “unprecedented” for Ohio, said Braunstein.

The Mansfield Journal

January, 2015

Goldman & Braunstein met with more than 50 area landowners in Shelby to discuss the Rover Pipeline set to  cross through Richland and Crawford counties. They cautioned landowners to be educated when they make this one-time decision because it could affect their grandchildren.

Can the Easement Stand – Law You Can Use

As seen on Akron.com: January, 2015

Goldman & Braunstein answer frequently asked questions about previous pipeline easements – everything you need to know about your existing pipeline easement.

Good Mornings – WFIN

December, 2014

Bill Goldman’s radio interview informed landowners in the Deshler area about the Rover Pipeline coming through Ohio into Michigan, giving them information about the concerned landowner meeting held later that evening in Deshler.

Ohio Farmer Magazine

December, 2014

Seneca and Ashland County farmers and Goldman & Braunstein clients share their experiences with the pipeline companies stressing the importance of good representation and working with other landowners to assure land restoration and fair compensation. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Dale Arnold weighs in on adding provisions to the easement to protect your land from damage.

E & E Publishing, LLC

November, 2014

As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission draws a larger crowd of companies promoting projects linked to the U.S. natural gas boom and protesters who say the agency blithely greenlights too many pipelines, the FERC faces heightened scrutiny. Michael Braunstein said his firm, Goldman & Braunstein LLP, is handling more cases involving eminent domain negotiations between landowners and private companies building new gas projects.

NBC-24

November, 2014

Eminent domain attorneys, Goldman & Braunstein, held a meeting in Wood county to educate effected landowners of their rights in regards to the ET Rover and Oregon Lateral Pipelines.

Sentinel-Tribune

November, 2014

Eminent domain attorneys, Goldman & Braunstein, meet with concerned Wood county residents affected by the ET Rover and Oregon Lateral Pipelines, cautioning them about rushing into signing agreements with the pipeline companies too soon.

Richland Source

October, 2014
At a Richland County landowner meeting, attorneys Goldman & Braunstein explain the importance of landowners rights and why the wording of the easement is vital to value of the landowner’s property.

Mansfield News Journal

October, 2014
Eminent domain attorneys, Goldman & Braunstein, meet with a room full of concerned Richland & Crawford county residents about the Rover pipeline and inform them that although they cannot stop the pipeline, it’s imperative to get representation to protect their properties.

ACRE

September, 2014
Eminent domain attorneys Goldman & Braunstein provide landowners with tips landowners need to know about pipeline easements and eminent domain.

Fostoria Focus

September, 2014
Attorneys Goldman & Braunstein met with landowners in Bloomdale to talk about the ET Rover Pipeline. Goldman & Braunstein advised the group about their rights, how to protect their properties and why it’s important to have legal representation when dealing with the pipelines.

Columbus Dispatch

August, 2014
Claribel Yodor, 80, stopped FirstEnergy from running power lines through a quarry on her land. With the help of Goldman & Braunstein, the energy company that wanted her to vacate her property and pay them $600,000 in fines, must now go around the quarry and pay her $400,000 for access.

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

August, 2014
More than 50 landowners from across Crawford and Richland counties were informed Tuesday evening that there’s not much they can do about a natural gas pipeline that’s planned for their area, possibly their very property.

CrawfordCountyNow.com

August, 2014
Attorneys Michael Braunstein and William Goldman discuss with those at meeting the rights of landowners and renters affected by the Rover Pipeline .

March, 2014
Eminent domain attorneys William Goldman and Michael Braunstein negotiate favorable settlements for more than 100 landowners affected by the Sunoco pipeline.

Beaumont Enterprise: 20k Gallon Ohio Oil Leak

March, 2014
A Sunoco pipeline with a 5-inch crack has leaked more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve in Southwest Ohio.

WTOV-Channel 9

March, 2014
Eminent Domain attorney, Michael Braunstein talks to WTOV News about what landowners must know in regards to negotiating with a pipeline company. The interview took place after a no-obligation, informational meeting for landowners affected by the OPEN and PVR Pipelines in Belmont County.

WHIZ TV 

January, 2014
WHIZ TV previews meetings for landowners affected by the Bluegrass Pipeline.  Eminent domain attorneys, Goldman & Braunstein, share with landowners what they need to know in order to protect their interests.

Ohio Gas & Oil: A Landowner’s View

January, 2014
3 landowners share their eminent domain stories.  All were represented by Goldman & Braunstein who negotiated terms and compensate that far exceeded the initial offers made by the pipeline companies.

Ohio Gas & Oil:  “What is Eminent Domain”  Page 68-69

October, 2013
Eminent domain attorneys William Goldman and Michael Braunstein explain what eminent domain is and what landowners should know when facing a potential eminent domain preceding.

WAKR Radio Interview

October, 2013
Eminent domain attorney William Goldman is interviewed on WAKR radio about what landowners need to know if a pipeline is in their path.

WFIN Radio Interview

October, 2013
Eminent domain attorney Michael Braunstein is interviewed about the eminent domain questions area residents may face in regards to potential pipeline projects.

ThinkProgress:  A Natural Gas Pipeline Causes Cornfield To Explode in Western Illinois

August, 2013
A natural gas pipeline carrying gas byproducts ethane and propane explodes in the western Illinois town of Erie.

EASEMENT DISCUSSED AT PIPELINE MEETING HELD IN GREENWICH

Willard Times article-Easements discussed at pipeline meeting-06-20-13

Residents turn out at a Northern Ohio Landowners Association meeting to discuss easements associated with the Allegheny Pipeline Project with eminent domain attorneys Michael Braunstein and William Goldman.

NEW PIPELINE EYEING FAYETTE

Pipeline surveyors began knocking on local doors over the weekend, asking for permission to come onto residents’ property to scout out a possible pipeline route through Fayette County. Read more.