One of the most challenging aspects of gaining land use approvals is working with local government. This insightful course 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 - register today!
Ensure your project does not get halted due to noncompliance with ordinances unique to your jurisdiction.
Successfully communicate the essential elements of your proposal and get the approvals you need.
Review the do's and don'ts for handling situations with elected officials that can negatively impact the project.
Overcome the NIMBY (not in my neighborhood) effect so that you can receive a favorable view by members of the community.
Avoid costly, time-consuming penalties impacting the habitat requirements before and after the project is completed.
Negotiate logistics for services and roads to maximize mutually beneficial results.
Local Ordinances and Procedures - What You Need to Know
Making Your Case to the Zoning Board: Practical Tips
Working with the Planning Commission and Elected Officials
The NIMBY Effect - Overcoming Common Challenges
Who Pays for What? Negotiating Logistics and Payment for Services, Roads and More
Environmental and Conservation Zoning Requirementsx
LISA A. BAIL is a partner in the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in environmental law, land use and commercial litigation. Ms. Bail's experience includes trials, administrative hearings and appellate work in areas of environmental law, personal injury, contracts and products liability. She is knowledgeable in all phases of litigation practice, from pleading and discovery through injunction, summary judgment, trial, mandamus and appeal. Ms. Bail is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Boston University.
A. BERNARD BAYS is a founding partner of the firm of Bays Lung Rose Holma and has gained a statewide reputation for his expertise in complex commercial litigation, real estate law and litigation, and land use law and litigation. He is one of a few attorneys in Hawaii who is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialization and has also been certified by the Supreme Court of Hawaii as a specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. Mr. Bays has represented clients in landmark real estate and land use litigation cases in all state and federal courts. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Southern California and his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School.
MICHAEL C. CARROLL is a partner with Bays Lung Rose Holma, where his practice areas include real estate and construction litigation, complex business and commercial litigation, and land use. His clients include developers, contractors, associations, corporate and business entities, governmental entities, and private individuals. He has handled multiple large and complex cases. Mr. Carroll received his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the John Marshall Law School.
CAROLE R. RICHELIEU is an attorney and the former and longest serving chief disciplinary counsel of Hawaii's Office of Disciplinary Counsel and former fund administrator for the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection. Ms. Richelieu currently serves with the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and is a former per diem hearings officer for the State Departments of Labor and Land and Natural Resources, as well as a legal ethics expert, consultant, and instructor. She has made numerous presentations on legal ethics, client protection, practice management, and professionalism, as well as written many articles and contributed to numerous manuals. Ms. Richelieu has served as a Supreme Court appointee to the Chief Justice's National Action Plan (producing the first one in the nation), the Committee to Review the Code of Judicial Conduct, the Committee on the Certification of Legal Specialists, the Committee on Unbundling Legal Services/Unauthorized Practice of Law, and continues to serve on the Board of Examiners in various capacities and the Commission on Professionalism. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association, and the Hawaii State Bar Association (on which she has served on many committees, and is currently a director for the Senior Counsel Division and twice past president, as well the Transitioning Lawyers Committee).
LOREN A. SEEHASE is an attorney with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, where she practices in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice groups. Ms. Sheehase was a staff writer for the University of Hawaii Law Review, a constitutional law teaching assistant and a research assistant for an intellectual property treatise republication. She served as a summer associate at Damon Key, working on both transactional and litigation cases, and a law clerk/extern for Judge Lisa M. Ginoza of the State of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Hawaii State Bar Association. Ms. Seehase received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Indiana Wesleyan University and her J.D. degree from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law. Upon graduating, she earned an Environmental Law Certificate.
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