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Law Firm of Goldman & Braunstein, LLP Introduces New Resource Website for Ohioans Affected By the ATEX Enterprise Pipeline

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 09, 2012

Leading eminent domain attorneys William Goldman and Michael Braunstein, of Goldman & Braunstein, LLP, have launched a new website to educate and protect the rights of Ohioans affected by the 1,230-mile Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) Enterprise pipeline project. The site,, is a free resource for property owners who are in the path of the pipeline, are facing an easement for the pipeline or are seeking more information about the project and its impact on the region.

The project, also known as ATEX Express, will involve the construction of pipeline across 13 Ohio counties to transport ethane from the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the Texas Gulf Coast. In the coming months, project representatives will survey properties within the proposed route and submit offers to property owners for easements to construct the pipeline. Ultimately, property owners who decline to negotiate or reach an agreement could face eminent domain action in court.

Goldman & Braunstein believe the time is now for landowners to learn their rights and options to ensure a fair agreement and compensation.

β€œIt is important for property owners in the path of the project to understand what they can do to level the playing field and improve their standing to get a better result,” said William Goldman.

β€œ provides Ohio property owners with a comprehensive resource and single access point for information about the ATEX Enterprise Pipeline project, empowering them to protect their land and get fair compensation,” said Michael Braunstein.

The website is part of a broader program by Goldman & Braunstein to educate Ohioans about this project. This includes a series of public meetings, the first of which to be held April 12 at 10185 S.R 586 Frazeysburg, Ohio 43822. They encourage anyone who has received a request from a surveyor to inspect their property or proposed agreement or believes they are in the path of the pipeline to attend this public meeting or contact their office for a risk-free, no obligation consultation. Goldman & Braunstein will review options and recommend ways to improve and maximize results.

About Goldman & Braunstein:
Goldman & Braunstein is a firm comprised of two experienced Ohio attorneys, Michael Braunstein, a tenured professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and William Goldman, a former board member of the Ohio Housing and Development Board. Braunstein and Goldman, whose practice focuses on eminent domain cases, many of which involve easements, both have extensive backgrounds in development, zoning and construction which allow the ability to identify and pursue the full compensation clients are entitled to for the taking of private property. Braunstein has taught oil and gas law and natural resources at the University of Wyoming, UCLA and The Ohio State University Law Schools. He has written extensively on property and natural resource issues, including two textbooks. For more information on Goldman & Braunstein, visit


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