Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue
4100 Presidential Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00
Law Credits: 1.50
Course book included with all formats
Confidently Handle Subdivision, Zoning and Other Land Use Processes
Looking for the latest developments on land use law? Want to know how to use the laws and regulations to your fullest advantage? With this one-day seminar, quickly advance your understanding and learn how to avoid legal entanglements to make sure every transaction is smooth and successful. Don't miss this opportunity to attain the information you need - register today!
This intermediate level program is designed for those who want to advance their land use knowledge to the next level. The following should attend:
including - Ethics: 1.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.20 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
including - Ethics: 1.00 Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 6.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for experienced attorneys.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
including - Law Credits: 1.50
This activity has been approved by American Institute of Certified Planners for 6.0 CM credits, including 1.5 law credits. 100% attendance is required to receive CM credit.
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.60 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. Explain the government's role in the subdivision process. 2. List four key components of a comprehensive plan. 3. Explain the powers of Boards of Zoning Appeals. 4. List two environmental issues that can affect land use. 5. Distinguish between ethical and unethical land use practices.
JOSEPH BELLER is a practicing attorney at Offit Kurman in Pennsylvania. He has practiced in Philadelphia and surrounding counties since his admission to the bar. Mr. Beller concentrates in real estate law; with particular emphasis on zoning, land use and real estate tax assessment law, as well as matters involving municipal law. In addition to his practice, he has been an adjunct associate professor at Drexel University, where he teaches courses in real estate law and general business law. Mr. Beller also is an adjunct at Temple University, where he teaches real estate law. In addition to his duties at Drexel and Temple Universities, he has lectured on behalf of various bar association groups and civic associations to the general public. Mr. Beller has been a faculty member and author of materials for CLE courses. He practices regularly before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment; the Board of License and Inspection Review; and other agencies and advisory boards concerned with matters of land use, zoning, building, health and safety. Mr. Beller has appeared before the Common Pleas Court, the Commonwealth Court and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He has advised on matters involving residential developments, religious institutions, daycare centers, restaurants, telecommunications, parking facilities, shopping centers, nightclubs and convenience stores. Mr. Beller has acted as counsel to several civic associations regarding zoning and licensing matters. He is a graduate of the Liberal Arts College of Temple University and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. (Philadelphia location)
DOUGLAS R. BLAZEY is of counsel to the regional law firm of Elliott Greenleaf. His practice is concentrated in environmental and natural resource law, with special emphasis on environmental site remediation, associated real property transactions, environmental permitting, and regulatory and enforcement related matters. He is also an adjunct professor in Temple University's Fox School of Business, where he teaches environmental law and sustainability. Mr. Blazey was the regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Region II (New York, New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territory of the Virgin Islands) from 1984 to 1995, when he joined Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. Previously he was the chief counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources from 1977 to 1984. From 1970 to 1977, he held other senior positions with the PaDER. Mr. Blazey has been an adjunct professor of law at the New York Law School and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and Europe on environmental topics. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 6th circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and his LL.B. degree from Yale Law School. (Allentown location)
DAVID J. BROOMAN is a partner with High Swartz LLP where he as more than three decades experience in zoning and land use development, as well as environmental law. Mr. Brooman also negotiates creative solutions in complex land use and environmental disputes and litigation during project development. He also counsels public and private companies, developers and lenders, and municipal governments on the business risks and economic impacts of federal, state and local land use and environmental regulations. Mr. Brooman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, and Montgomery Bar Association. Mr. Brooman earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers University and J.D. degree, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law. (Allentown location)
JOHN R. EMBICK is a sole practitioner in West Chester, where he concentrates his practice in the area of environmental law. He earned his A.B. degree from Dickinson College and his J.D. degree from George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Embick is the former executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Coalition for Clean Air, a citizen advocacy group, and served as the director of the American Lung Association of the District of Columbia, a non-profit health organization. He served as an assistant chief counsel and deputy attorney general with the Department of Environmental Resources and is the former regional chief counsel for the southeast region of the Office of Chief Counsel in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (now PA Department of Environmental Protection). He was a partner in the firm of Kittredge, Donley, Elson, Fullem and Embick, LLP for more than 20 years, and was with Thorp Reed and Armstrong, LLP until 2010. Mr. Embick has lectured extensively in the U.S. on environmental topics. (Allentown location)
JAMES S. ETTELSON is senior counsel with the law firm of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC, where he practices in the areas of real estate, land use and zoning, and commercial financing. Mr. Ettelson has represented a number of major commercial and residential developers, and has been involved in a diverse range of real estate litigation. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to zoning and land use law, real estate transactions, and condominium/planned community law; and is an adjunct professor at St. Joseph's University. Mr. Ettelson is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. degree from Temple University. Mr. Ettelson is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and American bar associations. He has also served more than four years as a member of his township's planning commission, and was elected to three full terms as a Lower Merion Township commissioner and subsequently served as board president. (Allentown and Philadelphia locations)
MARK R MALKAMES is a member of the Malkames Law Offices in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Malkames practices in the areas of civil litigation, landlord tenant, real estate and zoning law. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Malkames earned his B.A. degree from Ursinus College and his J.D. degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University. (Allentown location)
PAUL M. SCHMIDT is principal in Post & Schell P.C.'s environmental practice group where he practices in the areas of environmental and energy practice, government relations, and real estate. Mr. Schmidt is admitted to practice in Colorado, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Resources Council. Mr. Schmidt earned his B.S. degree from Kent State University and his J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law. (Philadelphia location)
PAUL J. TONER is a founding partner of Orphanides & Toner, LLP. His practice areas include appellate practice, real estate law, municipal law, administrative law, landlord-tenant law, construction litigation, commercial litigation, tax sales, and condominium/planned communities development and litigation. Mr. Toner is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as well as the bars of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as chairman of the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) and was chairman of the SOSNA Zoning Committee. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Freire Foundation of the Freire Charter School. Mr. Toner earned his B.A. degree from St. Joseph's University and his J.D. degree from Penn State - Dickinson School of Law. (Philadelphia location)
MICHAEL YANOFF is of counsel with Goldstein Law Partners, LLC. He has more than 40 years of experience representing clients in a variety of litigation and business matters, and concentrates his practice on litigation, personal injury, land use and zoning. Mr. Yanoff has significant federal and state courtroom experience, and has tried a myriad of jury, bench and appeal trials throughout Pennsylvania. His practice also involves representation of developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-unit home developments, shopping centers and office complexes, in land development and zoning matters. Mr. Yanoff is experienced in negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements for commercial and residential real estate, municipal improvement agreements and loan documents. His representative real estate/land use and zoning transactions include: securing zoning and easement approvals to sub-divide a parcel into five parcels for the development of a 1.25 million square foot East Coast campus, negotiation of zoning rights for a highway slip ramp and commercial building for a parcel located in a flood-plain, and developing student housing at Drexel University. Mr. Yanoff is a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery bar associations, American Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Temple University, his J.D. degree from the Villanova University School of Law, and is currently working on his M.A. degree at Temple University. (Philadelphia location)
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