Brian J. Bergman, shareholder at BDG Law Group, is highly regarded for his work in the areas of eminent domain, inverse condemnation and environmental litigation for public entities. Bergman has a demonstrated track record of obtaining superior results for clients on large, complex public works projects, including extensive transportation projects throughout California. Bergman and the firm recently represented Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authori-ty (LA Metro) in eminent domain matters in conjunc-tion with the Purple Line Extension. The case involved complicated environmental contamination issues associated with the taking of a parcel for use as a main-tenance yard. BDG was able to negotiate a multi-million-dollar reduction in the value of the property prior to trial. Bergman is also representing the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in eminent domain proceedings for a BART extension project, including multiple takings necessary for the planned Downtown San Jose BART station.