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Make Sure Clients Adhere to Current Land Use Regulations
Professionals who deal with land use actions must understand and navigate a
variety of regulations pertaining to zoning, nonconforming uses and
environmental laws. Federal, state and local laws all come into play in this
area, and you must be prepared to deal with the red tape of bureaucracy in order
to help clients achieve their desired outcome. Are you ready to represent
clients - or work with other professionals - on land use issues?
Come to this comprehensive seminar and sharpen your skills in this complex
area of law. Counsel your clients wisely by understanding land division
regulations. Follow proper procedures so nonconforming uses protect your current
land use projects. Anticipate and form strategies for possible litigation, and
assess your understanding of environmental and special use regulations. Protect
your practice by avoiding ethical issues that arise in land use actions.
Get up to speed on land use issues that affect your daily work!
Base your advice in a thorough understanding of the laws and procedures that
impact land division.
Identify nonconforming uses and learn how to use variance appeals or other
Confidently handle a change in use, abandonment or discontinuance.
Resolve administrative zoning disputes and understand the appellate process
to the courts.
Control wetland use and abuse using knowledge gained at this update.
Reduce the impact and liability associated with environmentally distressed
Address ethical issues related to administrative and quasi judicial actions.
Establish damages in land use litigation cases.
Avoid noncompliance with land division regulations.
NEGOTIATING THE MAZE OF LAND DIVISION REGULATION Shawn
Gallagher, 9:00 - 10:30
Defining the Basic Law Governing the Division of Land
Delegating Authority to Local Governing Bodies
Familiarizing Yourself With Procedures and Standards
Platting Procedures and the Approval Process
Exemptions and Exception to Land Division Regulations
Avoiding Prohibited Land Division
Understanding the Penalties and Resolutions Available for Non-Compliance
What Do You Do When the Regulation is in the “Gray Area” and Approval is
Current Developments in Land Use Regulation
UNDERSTANDING THE LAW OF NONCONFORMING USES Leslie A.
Peters, 10:45 - 12:00
Identifying and Handling Nonconforming Uses
The Meaning of "Grandfathered" Uses and Permit Applications
Expansion or Enlargement - Meeting Tighter Restrictions
What Constitutes a "Change of Use?"
When a Use is No Longer in Use - Dealing With Abandonment or Discontinuance