A Practical Guide to Land Use and Zoning Approvals and Issues
Zoning and land use cases are diverse and numerous, and often completely unique to specific circumstances. This comprehensive online seminar will give you working knowledge of the regulatory framework and practical tips for approval processes. Speed up the progress and reach successful resolution to any issue that arises. Don't miss this chance to take your land use and zoning knowledge to the next level - register today!
Hear how the latest local zoning and land use decisions are re-shaping the practice and learn what you need to do to adapt.
Confidently determine which authority is the decision-maker on each unique matter.
Explore constitutional limitations on government zoning actions.
Walk through the approval processes and get practical tips from experienced practitioners on ensuring compliance and speeding up the process.
Master the essential steps of obtaining and retaining conditional use permits.
Learn how to amend zoning ordinances and maps.
Follow the zoning appeals process step-by-step and get specific advice for top zoning issues.
Guard your professional reputation with a legal ethics guide tailored to your practice.
Learn how short-term rentals are challenging long-standing zoning regulations and practices.
LAND USE AND ZONING FUNDAMENTALS, CASE LAW, AND LEGAL UPDATE
NAVIGATING THE LAND USE APPROVAL PROCESS
ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP AMENDMENTS: PROVING NECESSARY CRITERIA
APPEALING ZONING DECISIONS: LOCAL, REGIONAL, AND STATE CONSIDERATIONS
CHALLENGING/DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF ZONING AND LAND USE ACTIONS
VARIANCES AND CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS: PROVING/DISPROVING UNIQUE CONDITIONS
Continuing Legal Education KY CLE
- 6.00Approval Exp. 6/30/2023
This program has been approved as a technological CLE activity by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission and may qualify for up to 6.0 credits, of which 1.0 hour relates to ethical considerations.
F. Keith Brown is an attorney in the Shepherdsville law firm of Pike Legal Group, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of zoning, planning, land use, annexation, real estate, environmental law, administrative law, business and corporate law, land development, and wireless telecommunications. He is a past speaker on real estate related issues for various professional associations. Mr. Brown is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Indiana. He earned his B.S. degree from Murray State University, his M.B.A. degree from Indiana University at Bloomington, and his J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky.
T. Bruce Simpson Jr. is of counsel at the firm Rose Grasch Camenisch Mains PLLC, adding his preeminent zoning and land use experience to the firm's real estate and litigation practices. For more than 25 years, Mr. Simpson has represented owners and developers in land use, zoning, and real estate matters, and he also maintains an active litigation practice. He has been lead counsel in a number of high-profile litigation cases including one that was featured on the CBS television news show, "60 Minutes". For his many legal accomplishments, Mr. Simpson was named a Lawyer of the Year for the sixth time in 2022. He is frequently called upon to speak on land use topics at legal education seminars and public policy forums. Mr. Simpson is the past president of the Fayette County Bar Association and a past president of the Pro Bono Program, Inc. He received his B.A. and M.S.W. degrees from the University of Kentucky and his J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Henry E. Smith joined Bruce E. Smith Law Offices, PLLC in 2013, where he practices with emphasis on planning and zoning, utilities law, and a general civil practice. He counts it a privilege rendering counsel to two counties' planning and zoning bodies. He has also represented applicants and opponents litigating planning and zoning appeals and ancillary issues across multiple counties and in the court of appeals. Mr. Smith was honored with selection as a Kentucky Super Lawyer® Rising Star for 2019 - 2022 in the area of land use and zoning. He is a 2012 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, and he clerked in the Fayette Circuit Court with Judge Thomas L. Clark after graduation.
Henry Watson III is a sole practitioner with Watson Law Firm, PLLC in Paris, Kentucky, where he practices in the areas of local government, general litigation, and land use and development. Mr. Watson was an adjunct professor at Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Watson is a member of the American and Kentucky bar associations.
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