Applications, Approval Process, Appeals and Other Essentials
Assisting attorneys with land use matters requires a thorough understanding of the law, applications and procedures. Do you have the knowhow you need to effectively navigate the approval processes? This program will show you how to prepare land use applications and work with local governments to get clients the permits and entitlements they need. Build your knowledge and skills - register today!
Understand the regulatory framework of land use law and how the approval process works.
Discover how to prepare applications for variances, conditional use permits and other entitlements.
Get tips for communicating with local government offices.
Know where to look to find supporting evidence for applications and hearings.
Learn how to help your attorney appeal unfavorable land use decisions.
Land Use and Zoning Legal Essentials
Fundamentals of the Land Use Approval Process
Obtaining Variances and Conditional Use Permits
Zoning Ordinance and Map Amendments for Paralegals
ARAVIND AITHAL is an attorney with Bob Smith & Associates in Piscataway, New Jersey. Mr. Aithal has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is a diplomate in New Jersey local government law. He serves as the city of New Brunswick’s Zoning Board and Planning Board attorney. Mr. Aithal is a land use attorney who appears before many planning and zoning boards statewide. He also has served as the Middlesex Borough attorney and is part-time municipal prosecutor in Somerville, Spotswood, East Brunswick, Middlesex and South Brunswick. Mr. Aithal is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law.
BRIAN BALSTAD owns and operates The Balstad Law Firm located in Fargo, North Dakota. He primarily practices land use planning and zoning law. Mr. Balstad is admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota; state of North Dakota; United States District Court, District of Minnesota; United States District Court, District of North Dakota; United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; and Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Balstad also owns and operates Integrity Public Service Solutions, a land use planning and zoning consulting firm, located in West Fargo, North Dakota. In addition to advising local government and representing clients against local government in land use planning and zoning matters, Mr. Balstad has also worked for local government as a land use and zoning supervisor in a county environmental office. Mr. Balstad earned a Bachelor of Science in public administration, a minor in political science, a Master of Public Administration, and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota. He earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and a graduate certificate in geographic information systems from the University of Florida. Mr. Balstad is an AICP certified planner. He has provided continuing education presentations regarding land use planning and zoning law, eminent domain and condemnation law, public and private nuisances, easements, and other real property subjects to attorneys, engineers, land surveyors, and planners. He has also presented on the topics of government, legislative processes, and lobbying.
MARK HAZELBAKER is an attorney with Kasieta Legal Group, LLC. He continues to emphasize representation of local governments, small businesses, and litigation. Mr. Hazelbaker began his career as legal counsel of the Wisconsin Counties Association. He served as personnel director/corporation counsel, and later as administrative coordinator for Manitowoc County. Mr. Hazelbaker has been in private practice since 1992, first with downtown Madison law firms, and then in his own firm since 1999. He has lectured many times on labor and employment law, land use law, and municipal law for various business and professional groups. Mr. Hazelbaker has also published law reviews and other articles. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin (Litigation and Labor and Employment and Government Lawyers Division sections). Mr. Hazelbaker earned his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
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