The land use and zoning landscape is changing significantly. Legalization of marijuana, the explosion of short-term vacation rentals, the expansion of cell towers and more are creating unique challenges and opportunities for municipalities, property owners and businesses. Can you keep up? This guide will review recent changes and explore how different local governments and courts are handling a variety of hot-button land use issues. Augment your land use knowledge and provide clients with up-to-date legal advice - order today!
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KIMBERLY JACKSON is with The Robilee, Staffred & Emile Group located in Golden, Colorado. She has worked with both environmental organizations and oil and gas operators on issues of land use, regulatory compliance, ownership rights (surface, mineral, and royalty), conservation easements, air quality regulations, NEPA compliance, and public health and safety issues as they apply to populations impacted by mineral extraction. Ms. Jackson is a licensed nurse, earning her PN certification from the Community College of Denver, her B.A. degree from the University of Colorado, and both her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is currently licensed in both New Mexico and North Dakota.
STEVEN J. VATNDAL has, for more than ten years, been a sole practitioner in Mankato, Minnesota, practicing in the areas of business, commercial real estate, estate planning and probate. Within those areas, about two-thirds of his work is transactional and one-third is litigation. Previously, Mr. Vatndal was an associate and then partner with Gislason & Hunter, LLP in their Mankato office, and earlier an associate with de la Mora & de la Mora in a suburb of Milwaukee. Mr. Vatndal earned his B.A. degree, with distinction, at the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Marquette University Law School. He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a real property law specialist, and has presented real estate seminars for the Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program.
TIMOTHY J. WALSH is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, where he practices in the areas of front-end construction, contract development project and dispute resolution. He represents owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals in public and private construction projects; and represents owners, contractors, and design professionals in negotiation and drafting of development, design, engineering, construction, and related agreements, including advice on partnering and integrated project delivery (IPD) contracts, trade labor and project labor matters, insurance, intellectual property protection, land use and zoning, environmental and building code regulations, professional licensing issues and accessibility laws. Mr. Walsh is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law.