Miller Nash LLP has been awarded Project of the Year by the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Puget Sound Chapter. Partners Matthew Hansen and Tara O’Hanlon accepted the award on the team’s behalf at the IRWA Puget Sound Chapter’s annual dinner and awards ceremony on June 14, 2023.
“We are honored to be recognized by the IRWA Puget Sound Chapter for our work on this project,” said Matthew Hansen, partner and lead attorney. “This recognition is truly a reflection of the creative and innovative thinking that our attorneys and staff provide to firm clients, and the commitment we have to ensuring our clients’ successes.”
The Miller Nash team obtained a unanimous jury verdict matching the client’s valuation evidence exactly in a multi-week, 30-party, 100-percent virtual condemnation trial. The client needed to acquire the right to amend restrictive covenants to allow it to construct and operate its light rail project and the total valuation dispute was more than $5.5 million in just compensation.
About the International Right of Way Association
The International Right of Way Association (IRWA) is a global, member-led organization of dedicated professionals within the right of way industry. Established in 1934 as a not-for-profit association, IRWA's purpose has always been to improve people's quality of life through infrastructure development. The Puget Sound Chapter, also known as Chapter 4, has over 300 active members and serves professionals in Western Washington.
Miller Nash’s Eminent Domain Team
Miller Nash eminent domain attorneys work together to form the preeminent condemnation team in the Pacific Northwest. Our dedicated and full-time team has handled nearly a thousand eminent domain matters and has extensive experience advising and successfully litigating eminent domain matters for our clients. We represent transit authorities, cities, counties, port districts, school districts, fire districts, energy and utility companies, lenders and property owners relating to the acquisition of private property for public projects.