Faculty in the News

Michael Braunstein Media Hits

The following is a list of selected media coverage for Michael Braunstein. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes.


Congress urged to vote no on H.R. 161 for safety and environmental reasons

December 21, 2016

Professor Emeritus Michael Braunstein was quoted in World Pipelines about  H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. Braunstein is managing partner at Goldman & Braunstein, a Columbus-based law firm that represents property owners affected by pipeline projects. He believes that H.R. 161 poses a threat to public safety and the environment.

"Pipeline failures have become all too familiar," Braunstein said. "H.R. 161 will shorten the length and extent of review of pipeline projects by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which evaluates potential safety and environmental hazards. The FERC's thorough review is critical and should not be undermined for the sake of corporate profit."

Eminent Domain Attorneys Negotiate Favorable Settlements for More Than 100 Landowners Affected by Sunoco Pipeline

March 25, 2014

More than 100 cases were recently settled between Ohio landowners and Sunoco Logistics Partners, a pipeline company constructing a new underground petroleum pipeline that will transport refined oil products. The landowners who all own property in the Ohio counties of Seneca, Ashland, Wayne and Huron, turned to eminent domain attorney Michael Braunstein, a professor emeritus at The Ohio State University, to negotiate both easements and compensation on their behalf.   

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

April 9, 2012

Professor Michael Braunstein was quoted in an article on DigitalJournal.com discussing his firm's launch of a new website to educate and protect the rights of Ohioans affected by the 1,230-mile Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) Enterprise pipeline project.

EnterprisePipelineResults.com 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,” Braunstein said.

'Sex offenders can't live here'

August 15, 2006

Professor Michael Braunstein is quoted in this article in The Morning Journal (Lorain, Ohio) about an Avon Lake (Ohio) subdivision's efforts to bar sex offenders from living there. Braunstein agreed that the rule appeared to be legal, though he cautioned this is a new area of the law. "I don't think ex-convicts in general and sex offenders in particular are one of the protected groups," he said. "The thing that the courts have to struggle with is that you're free to discriminate, but if everybody discriminates, where are we going to put these people?"