Formulate Effective Arguments and Weaken the Opposing Party's Resolve
The use and development of land is a complicated and oftentimes frustrating process for both sides of the table. When parties' unwillingness to cooperate escalates into a dispute, it is essential for counsel to have a strong grasp of both the regulatory and litigation aspects of land use issues and procedures to carry your clients towards a favorable resolution. Let our distinguished faculty teach you tips and tricks for challenging interpretations, weakening the opposition's arguments, and protecting your client's best interests in land use or zoning disputes. Leverage the power of constitutional challenges to disputed zoning ordinances, prove or disprove the need for variances and conditional use permits, and much more. Register today!
- Explore tactics employed by each side in land use/zoning disputes so you can develop your own approach - and anticipate the opposition's.
- Advocate for a favorable interpretation of the constitution with regard to disputed zoning ordinances.
- Develop effective arguments to prove or disprove a party's need for variances and conditional use permits.
- Pick up proven techniques for prevalent zoning ordinance violations, such as discriminatory and exclusionary zoning, setbacks and more.
- Discover how to effectively argue for advantageous land valuations and handle other issues in eminent domain disputes.
- Navigate the ethical traps in land use/zoning disputes so you can avoid unexpected, costly ethics violations.
All times are shown in Eastern time
- Constitutional Challenges to Disputed Zoning Ordinances
11:00 - 12:15, Erin P. Davenport
- Zoning as a Form of Governmental Power
- Takings and Exactions
- Due Process
- Equal Protection
- Property Rights and Police Power
- First Amendment Considerations
- Obtaining Variances and Conditional Use Permits: Proving or Disproving Need
12:30 - 1:45, Mark Hazelbaker
- Types of Variances
- Three Main Criteria:
- Unnecessary Hardship
- Unique Property Condition
- No Harm to the Public Interest
- Additional Criteria
- Process for Obtaining
- Conditional Use Permits
- Adverse Impacts
- Vested Right
- Adjacent Landowners
- Process for Obtaining
- Zoning Code Changes
- Zoning Ordinance Violation Disputes: Essential Strategies for Critical Issues
2:15 - 3:30, Mark Hazelbaker
- Discriminatory and Exclusionary Zoning
- Setbacks, Building Height and Other Issues
- Signage, Parking, etc.
- Historic Preservation Issues
- Conservation and Environmental Concerns
- Handling Eminent Domain Disputes
3:30 - 4:45, Erin P. Davenport
- Disputes Over Land Valuation
- Condemnation of Blighted Property
- Private Taking for Private Third Parties/Redevelopment
- Challenges to "Public Use" Takings
- Temporary Takings
- Inverse Condemnation
5:00 - 6:00, Erin P. Davenport and Mark Hazelbaker
- Administrative Land Use Matters
- Legislative Land Use Matters
- Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
- Ex Parte Contact with Decision Makers
This program on land use and zoning disputes is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.