The staff at Policastro Law guided me through each of the steps of our procedure. Each question was answered quickly and in terms that made it easy for us to understand. We appreciate everything they did for us and the experience was such that we would recommend them to anyone.
For many years, I have entrusted my Eminent Domain cases to the Policastro Law Group. As an established business owner with many properties throughout Florida, I am confident in knowing that the attorneys at Policastro Law Group are professionally and personally handling each of my cases as if it were their own property.
I take pride in knowing Tony, Eric, and staff to be the utmost thorough and detail-oriented professionals and look forward to engaging in many years of continued business and success working directly and solely with them.
When the church learned that the state was going to be widening Curlew Road at the same time that the church was going to be starting a new sanctuary construction project we were more than a little concerned. We feel very fortunate to have had Tony Policastro as our attorney as we dealt with the various state agencies. The state’s first offer was less than 1/3 of the final amount negotiated by Mr. Policastro and I am certain without his very able counsel we’d never have gotten the fair settlement that was negotiated by his office.
Throughout the process we were kept well informed and treated with the utmost respect. Since that time we have sought his advice on other legal issues faced by the church and he has referred us to equally competent attorneys in other fields.
My case involved a large commercial site in Pensacola, Florida where the business I had grown for twenty-five years was located. The case included multiple parcels of land, the business and all the business equipment and fixtures. It was a multi-million dollar decision of a lifetime for myself and my family.
Tony asked that I meet with their team of experts to discuss my situation so, I made what was to become one of the most important journeys of my life. Tony, other members of the firm and staff were all assembled for me along with an engineer, appraiser, certified general contractor, CPA, and other specialist. I left this meeting feeling comfortable, informed and confident that I had an experienced team out front on my case.
As I watched Tony perform during our first hearing in front of the judge I became more confident and secure in the expected outcome of my case. Tony was successful in pointing out deficiencies in the State’s case and the strengths of our position. I believe his abilities at this hearing bolstered our prospects considerably for the upcoming negotiations with the Florida Department of Transportation.
In preparation for the negotiation appraisals were coordinated, reconstruction costs calculated, aerial photographs provided and financial statements reviewed so business damages could be estimated. Throughout the entire process I was kept informed and “in the loop.” Everyone in the firm and all the experts were available to answer my questions.
The result of this combined effort is that I have been able to restart my life comfortably and begin to rebuild my business in a new location. There is an old saying; “Thanks a million.” I’d like to say to Tony, and the team, “thanks for the extra million.” That is how much I received above what the State originally offered in settlement.
We have been dealing with Policastro Law Group for a couple of years now and we are very happy with their services. Not only are they great with communications, but they are also very professional and do actually care about giving you the best possible solutions. Whether it being an email or a phone call away, Mr. Policastro and his staff are always there to ensure that any of your questions or concerns are answered immediately. I would recommend Policastro Law Group to anyone who wants a firm who will treat your case as if it was one of their own.
Tony has been retained to represent a number of my gas stations and convenience stores in eminent domain cases.
I have found Tony and his staff to be both knowledgeable and professional. Tony is very responsive to my questions and concerns and we have been happy on the awards that have been achieved and would recommend him to others in our industry.
We cannot thank you enough for your assistance. Your legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond our expectations throughout the course of our case. It was great working with you and we will definitely reach out to you if your legal assistance is needed again.
When the Florida Department of Transportation condemned our property and took it through eminent domain, we were very naïve and unsure of the whole process. My husband and I were self-employed and have 5 children depending on us. The state was taking both our business and our home.
Tony Policastro and his staff of knowledgeable professionals were efficient and knew exactly what to do and when to do it.
We feel confident that if Tony had not represented us in this case, we would have had much more trouble and would not have received the settlement that we did.
In more than 4 decades of active South Florida business practice, I have collaborated with many fine lawyers, as additional counsel, in advancing the interests of our mutual clients. I have never been more impressed with the diligence, expertise, creativity, responsiveness, and professionalism of a lawyer than I am with Anthony Policastro.
From the inception of our litigation with the State, through its quite successful resolution in mediation, it was a privilege and a pleasure to be involved with Tony. An additional benefit of the affiliation is the value added by our colleague, Eric Ryder, the firm’s support staff, and his credible and knowledgeable CPA.
Our case involved an established family farm and retail location that has been operated by our family since 1945.
I decided to retain Mr. Policastro’s firm after meeting him in person at our site. His professionalism and can-do attitude impressed me. I wasn’t disappointed.
What impressed me the most about Mr. Policastro and his associate Mr. Ryder is their response time. If I called with a question or concern they responded immediately. I have had experiences with other law firms that require multiple calls to get a response.
Mr. Policastro assembled an impressive team of engineers, appraisers, CPA’s and other professionals. The team worked to address issues concerning drainage, loss of use, loss of access and business damages. I was very pleased with the final results. Not only did Mr. Policastro obtain far more monetary compensation than I ever expected, he negotiated cures relating to drainage and access for our land.
I would recommend Mr. Policastro’s firm to anyone with an eminent domain case.