With the support of a team of attorneys, paralegals, and staff, Thor has helped Arent Fox become a preeminent authority in rails to trails cases and the firm now boasts an enviable track record when representing clients in claims against the federal government.
We value the importance of property rights and understand the negative impact a rail-to-trail conversion has on landowners. If we know that the government's offer is not adequate, we will go to every length to make sure landowners are fully compensated. We are not afraid to go to trial to make sure you are fairly paid. And in cases where Arent Fox has gone "head to head" with representing different groups of landowners along the same rail-trail conversion, Arent Fox consistently recovers more money than the other law firm.
We essentially “wrote the book” on rails to trails compensation, publishing the leading law-review article in this area that has been repeatedly cited by courts and attorneys.
We have won more decisions and more successful trials and appeals on behalf of landowners than any other firm. And we are often called on to help landowners in other cases to vindicate their rights before the United States Supreme Court, including in PPL Montana, Inc. v. State of Montana and Brandt v. US.
Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. As a result of guiding principles centered on first-rate legal work and exceptional service, the firm has earned its reputation for providing clients with the counsel they need to meet critical challenges in their “world.”
Complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions and should be approached with a practical perspective and managed with maximum efficiency. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, Arent Fox provides strategic legal counsel to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations and start-ups, to trade associations and foreign governments.
Our practice breadth, geographical reach, and industry knowledge combine to provide clients with business-oriented legal advice designed to ensure they achieve their commercial goals. Through decades of service, our attorneys have understood that hard work and talent are just a starting point for being considered a premier law firm, a distinction that Arent Fox has earned from The American Lawyer, Chambers USA, and Legal 500.
As one of the most diverse general practice law firms in the country, Arent Fox has roots in government service, a focus on legal excellence, and a commitment to the administration of justice stretching back 75 years. Our lawyers have consistently distinguished themselves as leaders in pro bono representation, while many continue to play prominent roles in public service.