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One of the most challenging aspects of gaining land use approvals is working with local government. This insightful guide will prepare you to tackle the most common problems you face throughout the process. Learn how to navigate through local ordinances and procedures. Confront public relations nightmares and learn how to carefully address interactions with elected officials. Overcome obstacles in working with local government - order today!
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including - Ethics: 1.00
This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal education self-study credit required to maintain the CP(Certified Paralegal) credential.
NBI, Inc. is a NFPA approved CLE provider.
KATHLEEN M. BENNETT is a partner with Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where she practices in the areas of environmental and property law. She has broad experience in land use matters including site plan review, special permit review, variances, subdivisions and annexation. Ms. Bennett also has extensive knowledge of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act. She has appeared before several municipal boards on behalf of project sponsors on a range of projects from small (residential) to large (institutional). Ms. Bennett also has particular experience in land use and SEQRA litigation. In addition to land use matters, she has worked on matters involving state and federal regulatory compliance issues, particularly in the areas of wetlands, historic preservation, storm water, petroleum bulk storage, solid and hazardous waste disposal, environmental remediation, environmental aspects of real property and business transactions, and environmental litigation matters. Ms. Bennett also has experience in property tax assessment challenges and litigation. She earned her A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Colgate University and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.
THOMAS M. BLAIR practices in the areas of civil litigation, commercial law, banking, real estate, and land use and zoning. Mr. Blair is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Brockport and his J.D. degree from Syracuse University School of Law.
PAUL J. CURTIN JR. is a partner with Curtin Law Firm PC, where his areas of concentration are residential and commercial real estate, inclusive of land development, zoning, condominium offerings, homeowners associations, commercial leasing and financing, and he works with many local developers in these areas. He is currently the attorney for the Town of Camillus Planning Board and special counsel to the City of Syracuse Common Council, as well as special counsel to the Town of Cape Vincent. Mr. Curtin is a member of the New York State, Onondaga County, Oneida County and Madison County bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Marist College and his J.D. degree from the New England School of Law.
KEVIN C. MURPHY is an attorney with Wladis Law Firm, where he regularly counsels and represents clients on environmental compliance, cost recovery and enforcement matters, government regulatory matters, business and commercial disputes, constitutional claims, and property ownership and use rights. Mr. Murphy has a wealth of experience resolving both simple and complex non-litigation environmental and regulatory issues involving permitting; regulatory compliance; site remediation; due diligence, audits and internal investigations; the sale, acquisition and development of environmentally impacted properties or businesses; the intricacies of Brownfield programs and property transfer laws; and the resolution of federal listing and debarment matters. He is a former senior trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice. His litigation practice focuses on administrative, civil and criminal environmental matters; the resolution of business and commercial disputes; and the defense of government investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Murphy is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia Law School.
BRODY D. SMITH is an attorney with the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC. Mr. Smith has broad experience in many aspects of environmental law, including litigation, administrative proceedings and regulatory compliance. He has also handled over two hundred separate eminent domain matters in connection with the construction of underground gas pipelines, overhead electric lines and telephone lines. Mr. Smith has extensive experience appearing before town boards, planning boards and zoning boards across New York State, as well as the Environmental Control Board in New York City. His clients have included automobile manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, utilities, natural gas providers, mining companies, national retail chains, universities and developers. He also represents local businesses and municipalities. He received his B.A. degree from San Diego State University and his J.D. degree from Cornell Law School.
DOUGLAS H. ZAMELIS is dedicated to assisting clients achieve their objectives by providing accurate, responsive, thorough and sensitive legal services. Mr. Zamelis has more than 25 years of experience counseling and representing corporate, governmental, and individual clients in compliance and litigation matters involving open government and our shared environment. He brings his extensive scientific knowledge and understanding to bear on behalf of clients in federal matters involving the Clean Water Act; the Clean Air Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, in addition to New York matters involving the New York Environmental Conservation Law, Navigation Law, Labor Law and Public Health Law. Mr. Zamelis earned his B.S. degree from Cornell University, his M.S. degree from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and his J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He is a member of the Onondaga County and New York State bar associations.