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Higgs’ Sandra Brower To Speak at Continuing Education of Bar’s Annual Seminar Friday

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Our award winning partner, Sandra Brower, will speak at the San Diego County Bar Association’s Continuing Education of the Bar this Friday from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Her topic, “Real Property Law Practice: 2016 Year in Review” will summarize important real estate cases decided last year.

Brower has been on both sides of complex and often high-profile cases at one time or another. “I’ve represented both property owners as well as condemning agencies in eminent domain cases, and because of this, I am able to anticipate the direction of a case and develop a winning strategy.” Though her primary expertise is in eminent domain, her practice includes all areas of real estate law, including land use and planning, environmental, contract disputes, broker liability, construction defects, homeowners associations, title and boundary disputes, and title insurance matters.

Ms. Brower’s reputation as a legal expert in the field of real estate litigation has been earned over a long career of winning cases. She is responsible for winning several landmark cases, which resulted in published appellate opinions. In 2010, San Diego Gas and Electric began acquiring land for the 117-mile Sunrise Powerlink Transmission project through Eastern San Diego County and Imperial County. Representing property owners along the line, she was able to obtain favorable settlements for the property owners being affected by the eminent domain proceedings. One client in particular was initially offered $2.1 million for their vacant land and through a last minute settlement Brower obtained $8.2 million for the same property.

In a landmark deal for Petco Park, she represented several property and business owners in the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego’s eminent domain actions to acquire land for San Diego’s premier ballpark, including the largest property owner in the stadium’s footprint. Once all of the acquisitions were made, Ms. Brower had obtained the highest price per square foot for that client. She has also successfully represented condemning agencies, including the San Diego Community College District in acquiring two blocks downtown for the expansion of its City College campus, and the San Diego Unified School District in over 100 eminent domain actions to acquire properties for over 20 new school sites.