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Casey Pipes

Phone: (251) 432-5521
Fax: (251) 432-0633
Email: jcp@helmsinglaw.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 1996, Casey has practiced extensively in the fields of eminent domain,
municipal law, land use law, general civil litigation, and corporate and
property transactions.

EDUCATION

Washington & Lee University (Lexington, Virginia) B.A. 1993
University of Alabama School of Law (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) J.D. 1996, cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

Alabama
U.S. District Courts of Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATING

AV Preeminent

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Best Lawyers (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; Municipal Law)
Member of The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)

ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Member of The Counselors of Real Estate
Member of the Owners Counsel of America
Member of the Council of the Alabama Law Institute
American Bar Association (Co-Chair, Section of Litigation, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee 2010-2013; Chairman, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate’s Condemnation Committee 2013-2015)
Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys
International Right of Way Association
Petroleum and Convenience Marketers of Alabama (Associate Board Member 2012-present)
SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS

American Law Institute, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation - January 28-30, 2016 – Highest and Best Use in Convenience Store Takings

Co-Author,  “Alabama Enacts Major Revisions of Alabama Code 8-1-1.” Alabama Lawyer, November 2015.

Virtual Round Table: Eminent Domain & Condemnation Round Table, 2014

CLE-Alabama & Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Alabama State Bar – Real Estate Law Seminar - October 17, 2014 – Birmingham, Alabama - Pre-Condemnation Considerations for Property Owners.

National Business Institute Land Use Law Seminar - October 2, 2014 – Mobile, Alabama - Legal and Practical Considerations Relating to Annexations by Municipalities.

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI-CLE) Condemnation 101: How to Prepare and Present an Eminent Domain Case – January 23-25, 2014 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Right to Take Hearings — Condemnor and Condemnee Perspectives.

American Bar Association – Real Property, Trust and Estate (RPTE) Section’s Fall
Leadership Meeting – November 11, 2013 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Real Property
Hot Topics – Regulatory Takings Update in Alabama.

CLE Alabama’s and Alabama State Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Section’s Real Estate Law seminar – October 18, 2013 – Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Inverse Condemnation and Regulatory Takings Claims in Alabama: How Recent Court Opinions Helped Property Owners by Not Recognizing Property Rights

American Bar Association’s Section on Litigation, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee Teleconference Roundtable – “Thinking Out Loud: Property Rights After Natural Disasters” – January 11, 2013

American Bar Association Annual Meeting – August 13, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Act and how it can impact local condemnation actions.

PCMA Meeting – December 7, 2011 – Birmingham, Alabama- Eminent Domain Laws of Interest to C-Store Site Owners and Operators

Strafford Webinar on Eminent Domain issues facing Local Governmental Entities – December 1, 2011 – Compliance with Federal real property acquisition rules as a condition of receiving Federal Aid

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law – Condemnation Committee Conference Call – June 28, 2011 – Inverse Condemnation Claims Based On Right of Way Changes Without a Physical Taking

ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation – February 17-19, 2011 – Coral Gables, Florida – “Right of Way Changes without a Physical Taking – Is there an Inverse Condemnation Claim?

ALI-ABA Condemnation 101: Making the Complex Simple in Eminent Domain – February 17-19, 2011 – Coral Gables, Florida – “Working With Valuation Experts: Who, What, When, Where, How?

CLE International – Eminent Domain in Alabama – April 22-23, 2010, Birmingham, Alabama

ALI-ABA – Condemnation101: How to Prepare and Present an Eminent Domain Case – Miami, Florida January 9, 2009 – Basic Exhibits that Help Win Condemnation Cases

ABA Section of Litigation Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Litigation Committee and Environmental Litigation joint CLE Teleconference – February 12, 2008 – “Environmental Regulations – Compensable Takings or Permissible Legislation?”

ALI-ABA – Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation – January 4, 2008 – San Francisco, California

CLE International – Land Use Law – October 28-29, 2007 – Birmingham, Alabama

ABA Annual Meeting – Section of Litigation, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee and Environmental Litigation joint panel discussion on the line between compensable and non-compensable environmental regulations – August 11, 2007.

International Right of Way Association – Chapter 24 (Alabama) Summer Conference – July 27, 2007 – Gulf Shores, Alabama – Eminent Domain in Alabama.

Lorman Education Services – July 17, 2007 – Birmingham, Alabama – Creation of Easements

National Business Institute – October 17, 2006 – Birmingham, Alabama – Eminent Domain: Legal Update

Alabama Bar Institute – October 13, 2006 – Birmingham, Alabama – What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know seminar – Drafting the Condemnation Provision in a Lease

Lorman Education Services, “Law of Easements: Legal issues and Practical Considerations in Alabama”, April 27, 2005, Mobile, Alabama.

National Business Institute, “Road and Access Law In Alabama: How to Research and Resolve Access Disputes”, March 15, 2005, Mobile, Alabama

Co-Author: “Damages to the Remainder-Loss of Parking Spaces in Condemnation Actions,” Probate and Property Magazine, May/June 2003.

Co-Author: “How to Depose an Opposing Appraiser,” The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, January 2007.

Co-Author of Alabama Chapter of ABA Section of Litigation’s Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use 50 State Compendium on Eminent Domain laws

SIGNIFICANT CASES

Key v. Allison, 70 So.3d 277 (Ala. 2010)
Baldwin Mutual Insurance Co., Inc. v. Edwards, 63 So.3d 1268 (Ala. 2010)
Spottswood v. Stewart Title Guar. Co.
, 2010 WL 2595092 (S.D. Ala. June 23, 2010)
Weeks v. Herlong, 31 So.3d 122 (Ala.Civ.App. 2009)
Alabama Dept. of Transp. v. Williams, 984 So.2d 1092 (Ala. 2007)
Weeks v. Herlong, 951 So.2d 670 (Ala. 2006)
Clanton v. Inter.net Global, LLC, 435 F.3d 1319 (11th Cir. 2006)
City of Foley Bd. Adjustments v. H&S Southern Graphics, 878 So.2d 294 (Ala. 2003)
Comalander v. Spottswood, 846 So.2d 1086 (Ala. 2002)
Ex parte Tuscaloosa County, 825 So.2d 729 (Ala. 2001)

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