36th Annual Land Use Law Conference Hosted by Touro Law Center – in February 2023
3, Jan 2023
36th Annual Land Use Law Conference Hosted by Touro Law Center – in February 2023

Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Tuesday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 15, 2023

This Annual Land Use Institute program is designed for attorneys, professional planners, and government officials involved in land use planning, zoning, permitting, property development, conservation and environmental protection, and related litigation. It not only addresses and analyzes the state-of-the-art efforts by the government to manage land use and development, but also presents the key issues faced by property owners and developers in obtaining necessary governmental approvals.

This program outstanding features:

• Preeminent faculty of practitioners and academics who provide a nationwide perspective without losing sight of state-specific issues.
• Critical review and analysis of the most important new cases;
• Practice-oriented discussion of basics and “hot” topics;
• Guidance on routine and complex procedural issues; and
• Substantial high-quality and well-researched course materials.

Case Law Update on Planning, Land Use, and Eminent Domain Decisions

  • Federal Laws, Regulations, and Programs Affecting Local Land Use Decision-Making
  • Keynote on “Theft, Extortion, and the Constitution: Land Use Practice Needs an
    Ethical Infusion”
  • Housing Issues: Group Homes, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), and Affordable
    Housing Roadblocks
  • Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change, Wind Energy and Infrastructure Needs
  • Land Use Considerations When Dealing with Marijuana Laws, Drive-throughs, Sidewalk Cafes
    and Food Trucks, and the Use of Eminent Domain for Development and Redevelopment
  • Ethical Considerations for the Land Use Practitioner and Government Lawyer
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias Considerations for Practitioners

Speakers Include:

Frank Schnidman, Land Use Institute Chair, DeLand, FL
Patricia E. Salkin, Land Use Institute Co-Chair; Touro University, New York, NY
Elena B. Langan, Touro Law Center, Central Islip, NY
Michael Berger, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Boudreaux, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL
Amy Brigham Boulris, Gunster, Miami, FL
Hon. Peter Buchsbaum, New Jersey Superior Court (ret.), Stockton, NJ
Jennifer Casey, Suffolk County Planning Commission, Huntington Station, NY
Alyse Delle Fave, Rigano LLC., Melville, NY
Erica Edwards-O’Neal, New York Road Runners, New York, NY
Richard Eisenberg, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC, Garden City, NY
Beth Gazes, Taylor, Eldridge & Endres, PC, Smithtown, NY
W. Andrew Gowder, Jr., Austen & Gowder, LL.C., Charleston, SC
Graham C. Grady, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LL.P., Chicago, IL
Gideon Kanner, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
A. Thomas Levin, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC, Garden City, NY
Michael Lewyn, Land Use Institute Director; Touro Law Center, Central Islip, New York
Daniel R. Mandelker, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, M.O
Dwight Merriam, FAICP, Attorney at Law, Weatogue, CT
Jim Montes, Touro Law Center, Central Islip, New York
Stephen R. Romine, Williams Mullen, Virginia Beach, VA
Deborah Rosenthal, Fitzerald Yap Creditors, LLP, Irvine, CA
Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, PC, Chicago, IL
Robert H. Thomas, William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA
Susan Trevarthen, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole+ Bierman, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Michael Allan Wolf, Prof. of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Lai Sun Yee, CNA Corporation, Brooklyn, NY
Richard J. Zapolski, Cameron Engineering, New York, NY