Scholarly Articles and Opinions

Partner Darius Dynkowski Featured on dbusiness magazine “View From the Top” podcast! 

“View From the Top” Ep. 31 from Specs Howard TV on Vimeo.

Partner Alan Ackerman, featured on the WXYZ radio 1270 Charlie Langton Show, “Detroit Blight Part 1″

Partner Alan Ackerman, Charlie Langton Show, “Detroit Blight Part 2″ 

Partner Alan Ackerman is interviewed on the WDET Craig Fahle Show regarding eminent domain and the proposed new Detroit Canada Bridge.

What CEOs Need to Know and How They Should Respond When Faced with a Land Seizure by Alan T. Ackerman-CEO World Magaznine, May 2012

Protect Your Domain From Eminent Danger by Alan T. Ackerman and Darius W. Dynkowski- Used Car Dealer Magazine, February 2012

Reservations Required by Alan T. Ackerman and Darius W. Dynkowski – Restaurant Facility Business, August/September 2011

Downsizing Detroit: What Are We Waiting For? by Alan T. Ackerman –, July 2011

Chopping Centers? Commercial property owners can minimize the disruptions and financial headaches of costly land seizures by Alan T. Ackerman and Darius W. Dynkowski – Shopping Center Business

The Federal Process in Gas Storage Condemnation Litigation by Alan T. Ackerman and Darius W. Dynkowski – The Federal Lawyer, January 2011

Working Waterfront Issues: What you need to know about condemnation compensation in partial taking cases by Alan T. Ackerman – Marine Business Journal, September 2010

Vital Infrastructure by Alan T. Ackerman -DBusiness, October 2009

Diminution of Good Faith Offer by Alan T. Ackerman – Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Do Judicial Challenges to Takings Still Exist? by Alan T. Ackerman & Darius W. Dynkowski – Michigan Real Property Review, Summer, 2010

Six Considerations for Condemnation by Alan T. Ackerman – Detroiter Online, April 2010

Determining Fair Market Value by Alan T. Ackerman – RE Business Online, March 2010

Fair Market Value in a Down Market by Alan T. Ackerman –  ABA Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use 2009 Annual Review

Highest and Best Use and Partial Takings Issues by Alan T. Ackerman – Parking Magazine, December 2009

Principles of Compensation by Alan T. Ackerman – Parking Magazine, October 2009

Current Condemnation Law: Takings, Compensation and Benefits, Second Edition by Alan T. Ackerman & Darius Dynkowski – American Bar Association, 2006

Calculation of Damages in Temporary Takings by Alan T. Ackerman & Darius W. Dynkowski

The Changing Landscape and Recognition of the Public Use Limitation: Is Hathcock the Precursor of Kelo?  by Alan T. Ackerman – Michigan State Law Review, 2004

Respect Owners’ Rights on Michigan WaterRules by Alan T. Ackerman – Detroit News, February 2004

Just and Unjust Compensation: The future of the Navigational Servitude in Condemnation Cases by Alan T. Ackerman & Noah Eliezer Yanich – University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Summer 2001

Just Compensation and the Framers’ Intent: A Constitutional Approach to Road Construction Damages in Partial Taking Cases by Alan T. Ackerman & Noah Eliezer Yanich – University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Winter 2000

Principles of Compensation in Eminent Domain by Alan T. Ackerman – Michigan Bar Journal, December 1994

Just Compensation — Remainder Damages in Partial Taking Cases by Alan T. Ackerman – Michigan Bar Journal, June 1982

Working With Experts by Alan T. Ackerman

Is the Supreme Court’s Test for “Public Use” Merely Rational Basis by Alan T. Ackerman

Federal Eminent Domain Procedures by Alan T. Ackerman & Darius Dynkowski

Recent Developments in Eminent Domain by Alan T. Ackerman & Darius Dynkowski – International Right of Way Association Chapter 7

The Relevance and Admissibility of Rezoning and Comparable Sales Occurring After the Date of Taking, When Determining the Value of Condemned Property by Alan T. Ackerman & Darius Dynkowski


In the News

Alan Ackerman quoted in The Virginian Pilot – Pilot Online, February 2014

Eminent Disdain – The Progressive Farmer, February 2012

A ‘no’ from Legislature won’t spell end for new bridge – Detroit Free Press September 13, 2011

Alan Ackerman of Ackerman & Dynkowski to Participate in International Property Rights Conference – July 11, 2011

Injustice remedied: Notice of claims in condemnation – Michigan Lawyers Weekly June 20, 2011

Power to the People – Michigan Lawyers Weekly June 2011

Congratulations “Super Lawyers”! – Alan Ackerman and Darius Dynkowski are featured in the 2010 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. The magazine has selected Alan every year since 2006 and Darius every year since 2007.

Shifting winds–Farms in Michigan’s Thumb in path of plans for power lines -Legal News December 2010

Attorney: Landowners must know their rights – Huron Daily Tribune, November 18, 2010

Downsizing city could raise Detroit from ruins -Detroit News February 2010

Best Lawyer – Crain’s Detroit Business, November 2009

Vital Infrastructure – DBusiness, October 2009

Standing tall Eminent Domain Lawyer casts imposing presence – Legal News, July 2009

Bloomfield Hills condemnation law firm opens Washington office – Crain’s Detroit Business, Late June 2009

MBS pays $1.23 million in land settlement – Midland Daily News, May 2009

After suit, Road Commission owns gas station– The Detroit News (Michigan) September 2008

2004 ruling prevents another ‘Poletown’ – Crain’s Detroit Business May 2008

Metro Airport expansion plan doesn’t fly with Neighbors – The Michigan Messenger, March 2008

Implications of Economic Development in Urban Areas – Urban Land Institute of Detroit, 2007

Land Seizure Reforms on Owens Desk – Denver Post, May 2006

Condemnation ruling’s impact muted in state; Poletown reversal used as example of states limiting power -Crain’s Detroit Business, June 2005

Lawyer of the Year – Alan Ackerman – Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2004

1981 Precedent-Setting ”Poletown” Eminent Domain Decision Struck Down; Participating Attorney Available to Comment.  – Business Wire, 2004

Concerns about bridges escalate in Grosse Ile;Township, which has no say over either, seeks control of toll span – The Detroit News, December 2004

Michigan Supreme Court to Revisit 1981 Poletown Decision – Detroit Freepress, April 2004

$200 million is key to riverfront plan– Crain’s Detroit Business, December 2002

Bumpy runway for Bensenville owners; May face fight for best home deals – Crain’s Detroit Business, January 2002