Benjamin L. Stock
Partner - Oakland
Benjamin L. Stock is an accomplished litigator in both state and federal courts. His litigation and transactional practice emphasizes municipal law, eminent domain, land use, and construction law.
With regard to his eminent domain practice, Mr. Stock plays a key role in public clients' property acquisition activities. He counsels public clients on early considerations and pre-acquisition activities necessary to the condemnation process. He also litigates condemnation actions, negotiates settlements and, when necessary, takes the matters through trial. Additionally, Mr. Stock drafts transactional documents related to the acquisition of property through eminent domain. He is currently assisting multiple public entities with their condemnation needs, including, the cities of Emeryville, Brentwood, Stockton, Napa, and San Mateo. Mr. Stock has spoken at numerous conferences on issues involving eminent domain.
Besides eminent domain, Mr. Stock assists numerous public entities on complex litigation matters, including Livermore, Napa, Sausalito, Brentwood, Pacifica, and Fremont. Additionally, Mr. Stock is currently assisting multiple public entities in tax allocation matters before the State Board of Equalization.
- 108 Holdings v. City of Rohnert Park
- Emeryville Redevelopment Agency v. Harcros Pigments
- City of Industry, et al. v. City of Fillmore