Larson O’Brien Will Host Meeting for Landowners Who May Be Entitled to Compensation From Legacy Rail Trail Expansion

Larson O’Brien Will Host Meeting for Landowners Who May Be Entitled to Compensation From Legacy Rail Trail Expansion

Feb 21, 2019


SARASOTA—February 20, 2019—Larson O’Brien LLP invites landowners who own property along the abandoned Seminole Gulf Railway corridor to attend informational meetings on February 27, 2019 and February 28, 2019. The meetings will be held as follows:


Dates:             Wednesday, February 27, 2019; Thursday, February 28, 2019


Time:              5:30 p.m.


Location:         Girl Scout Headquarters; 4780 Cattleman Road; Sarasota, Florida 34233


Larson O’Brien partners, Stephen G. Larson and Thor Hearne, will lead the information meetings for property owners impacted by the northern expansion of the Legacy Trail. Hearne has represented hundreds of landowners, successfully prosecuting claims for compensation owed because of takings attributable to “Rails to Trails” projects throughout the country, including in Florida. Hearne’s successes include representing Sarasota County landowners in three federal trials and appeals to the Federal Circuit and the Florida Supreme Court related to the Legacy Trail, since 2004.


Stephen G. Larson is a co-founder of Larson O’Brien. He is one of the only former U.S. District Judges who actively litigates and tries cases. Also a former federal prosecutor, Larson is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who has repeatedly been recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California, received a California Lawyer of the Year Award in 2017, and has been recognized as a leading litigator by national publications such as Benchmark Litigation.


About Larson O’Brien LLP


Larson O’Brien LLP is a trial boutique founded by former federal prosecutor and U.S. District Judge, Stephen G. Larson, and Robert C. O’Brien, the former California managing partner of a national AMLAW firm. The firm focuses exclusively on complex business and criminal disputes, internal investigations, international arbitrations, and appeals. Since its founding in 2016, Larson O’Brien has racked up a string of high-profile victories and quickly established itself as one of the preeminent litigation, white collar, and appellate boutiques in the country. Its clients include The Walt Disney Company, Federal Express, Live Nation, Korbel Champagne Cellars, International Business Machines Corporation, Renovate America, Colonies Partners, and the Orange County Water District. Representing plaintiffs in contingency matters, the firm secured a $65 million settlement of False Claims Act allegations, obtained more than $40 million in settlements from Volkswagen for the states of Arizona and Oklahoma, and won a more than $10 million jury verdict in a tort case.

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