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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, and general civil litigation.

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

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, SuperLawyers

ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ARCEL)
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Member of The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
Member of the Owners Counsel of America (OCA)
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

CLE International, Annual National Conference, Eminent Domain, All Points of View on Hot Topics Around the Country, December 11-12, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada – Practice Pitfalls for Eminent Domain Practitioners (Presenter). www.cle.com/lasvegas

Paul W. Brock American Inn of Court, monthly meeting, April 13, 2017, Mobile, Alabama – Hot Topics in Eminent Domain (Presenter).

International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Annual Right of Way Conference, March 1-3, 2017, Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Defending the Appraisal in Condemnation (Presenter).

American Law Institute (ALI-CLE), Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, January 26-28, 2017, San Diego, California – Exhibits in Eminent Domain: How to Make a Persuasive Case (Presenter)https://www.ali-cle.org/course/Eminent-Domain-and-Land-Valuation-Litigation-CY009

Appraisal Institute, Alabama Chapter Annual Meeting, December 4, 2016, Birmingham, Alabama – Appraisals in Eminent Domain (Presenter and Co-Planner).

Baldwin County Alabama Bar Association, Annual CLE Seminar, October 28, 2016, Summerdale, Alabama – Land Use Law (Presenter).

CLE Alabama and Alabama State Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Real Estate Law Seminar, October 14, 2016, Birmingham, Alabama – Recent Developments in Eminent Domain Law (Presenter).https://clealabama.inreachce.com/Details?groupId=bfb68b1f-d7b4-40c3-8f2e-5184fd821bb2

National Business Institute (NBI) Land Use Law Seminar, September 13, 2016, Mobile, Alabama – Challenging or Appealing an Administrative Zoning Decision (Presenter).

American Law Institute (ALI-CLE) Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation seminar, January 28-30, 2016, Austin, Texas – Highest and Best Use in Convenience Store Takings (Presenter).

Mobile County, Alabama Probate Court Eminent Domain Commissioner’s Training Session,  November 18, 2015, Mobile, Alabama – Commissioner’s Hearings from the Landowner’s Perspective (Presenter)

Corporate Live Wire Virtual Round Table, Eminent Domain & Condemnation, 2014 (Presenter).http://www.corporatelivewire.com/round-tables.html?id=eminent-domain-condemnation-2014

CLE-Alabama and 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 (Presenter).

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

American Law Institute (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 (Presenter).

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 (Presenter).

CLE Alabama and Alabama State Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Section 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 (Presenter). 

Alabama Law Institute Probate Judge’s Conference, January 31, 2013, Point Clear, Alabama – Eminent Domain Law (Presenter). 

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

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

ALI-ABA Condemnation 101: Winning the High Ground with Fundamentals of Eminent Domain Valuation and Trial Practice, January 26-28, 2012, San Diego, California – Strategic Depositions: Deposing Valuation Experts (Presenter).www.ali-cle.org/doc/courseware/pdf/toc/CT031.pdf

Petroleum and Convenience Marketers of Alabama (PCMA) Annual Meeting, December 7, 2011, Birmingham, Alabama – Eminent Domain Laws of Interest to C-Store Site Owners and Operators (Presenter). 

Strafford Webinar, Eminent Domain: Redevelopment Challenges for Local Government, December 1, 2011 – Compliance with Federal real property acquisition rules as a condition of receiving Federal Aid (Presenter). 

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 (Presenter). 

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? (Presenter). www.ali-cle.org/doc/courseware/pdf/toc/CS035.pdf

 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? (Presenter). 

CLE International, Eminent Domain in Alabama, April 22-23, 2010, Birmingham, Alabama – Recent Updates (Presenter).

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

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? (Presenter).

ALI-ABA – Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, January 4, 2008, San Francisco, California – Working with Appraisers (Presenter).

CLE International, Land Use Law Seminar, October 28-29, 2007, Birmingham, Alabama; Co-Planning Chairman

CLE International, Land Use Law Seminar, October 28-29, 2007, Birmingham, Alabama – Annexation and Zoning Law in Alabama (Presenter).

ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee and Environmental Litigation, August 11, 2007, San Francisco, California – The Line Between Compensable and Non-Compensable Environmental Regulations (Moderator).

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

Lorman Education Services, July 17, 2007, Birmingham, Alabama – Creation of Easements (Presenter). 

National Business Institute, October 17, 2006, Birmingham, Alabama – Eminent Domain: Legal Update (Presenter).

Alabama State Bar, What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know, October 13, 2006, Birmingham, Alabama – Drafting the Condemnation Provision in a Lease (Presenter). 

ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, January 5-7, 2006, San Diego, California – How Compensation is Determined When the Highest and Best Use or Per Unit Values Are Not Uniform Throughout the Property (Presenter).

Lorman Education Services, Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations in Alabama, April 27, 2005, Mobile, Alabama (Presenter).

National Business Institute, Road and Access Law In Alabama: How to Research and Resolve Access Disputes, March 15, 2005, Mobile, Alabama (Presenter).

Co-Author, Social Media Development = Real Estate Development, Real Estate Issues, Global Cities in an Era of Change, Counselors of Real Estate, 2017 https://www.cre.org/real-estate-issues/social-media-development-real-estate-development/

Co-Author, Alabama Enacts Major Revisions of Alabama Code 8-1-1, Alabama Lawyer, Alabama Bar Association, November 2015 https://www.alabar.org/news/2015/06/alabama-lawyer/

Author, Alabama Chapter to Landowner’s Guide to Pipelines, Pipeline Safety Trust, 2014            http://pstrust.org/about-pipelines1/landowners-guide-to-pipelines/

Author, Alabama Chapter to Fifty-State Survey: The Law of Eminent Domain, ABA Book Publishing, 2012 https://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=214929

https://www.amazon.com/Law-Eminent-Domain-Fifty-State-Survey/dp/1614386064

https://www.overdrive.com/media/2398587/fifty-state-survey

Co-Author, How to Depose an Opposing Appraiser (With Deposition Questions), The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, January 2007

Co-Author, Damages to the Remainder – Loss of Parking Spaces in Condemnation Actions, Probate and Property Magazine, May/June 2003 https://www.americanbar.org/content/aba/tools/digitalassetabstract.html/content/dam/aba/publications/probate_property_magazine/v17/03/2003_aba_rpte_pp_v17_3_may_june_herlong.pdf

 

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