BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., July 30, 2013 – Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski (Ackerman), a condemnation and eminent domain law firm exclusively representing landowners, announced today that Darius Dynkowski, a partner with the firm, will moderate a Presidential Showcase Program panel at the 2013 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting. Managing Partner Alan Ackerman made the announcement.
The discussion, titled “Planning and Takings in the Aftermath of Koontz,” will be one of nine elite Presidential Showcase Programs at the annual event, which takes place August 8-13 in San Francisco and will feature more than 1,500 total presentations. Dynkowski, the Chair of the ABA Land Use and Environmental Group, will lead the panel of four speakers who will discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in the Koontz v. St. Johns River Waste Management District case. The ruling, which was rendered on June 25, provided a landmark regulatory takings decision for eminent domain law. The panelists will analyze the Court’s decision and provide insight into the advocates’ strategies.
“With a case of this magnitude, it’s important to understand the issues at stake, how it will be argued and how the eventual outcome will impact eminent domain law,” said Dynkowski. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to moderate the panel as one of the Presidential Showcase Programs and look forward to a lively discussion about the future impact of this decision.”
Dynkowski earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in 1993 and his Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law in 1996. He serves as the representative for the Owners’ Counsel of America and is an adjunct professor at the Michigan State University College of Law. The panel discussion will take place Thursday, August 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski is a condemnation and eminent domain law firm that exclusively represents landowners. Since the early 1940’s, the firm has helped property owners collect hundreds of millions of dollars in fair compensation from settlements, mediation and jury verdicts related to property takings. Over the last 40 years, Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski has tried more than 45 cases that have resulted in $1 million increases over the original offer, and has secured total verdicts and settlements in excess of $250 million. For more information, visit www.ackerman-ackerman.com.