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 guide 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.
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.
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Land Use and Zoning Fundamentals, Case Law, and Legal Update
Zoning Ordinance and Map Amendments: Proving Necessary Criteria
Variances and Conditional Use Permits: Proving/Disproving Unique Conditions
Navigating the Land Use Approval Process
Appealing Zoning Decisions: Local, Regional and State Considerations
JAMES S. ETTELSON is senior counsel with the law firm of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld 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; 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.
J. CRAIG SMITH is a founding member of the Salt Lake City law firm of Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of water law, land use, and redevelopment law. Mr. Smith is a member of the American Bar Association and the Utah State Bar (sections on Urban, State and Local Government Law, Natural Resources and Litigation). Mr. Smith has written many articles, particularly on the subject of water law. He earned his A.S. degree, with high honors, from the College of Eastern Utah, his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University.
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