Municipality Due Diligence for Development Projects: Strategies for Avoiding Developer-Sided Agreements
A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss the issues a municipality should consider when selecting and negotiating a construction or development agreement with a developer. The program will review what cities and towns should think about from both business and legal perspectives.
- Defining due diligence for each project
- Business issues
- Legal issues
- Strategies for municipalities
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- What are the most important sections of the development agreements for municipalities?
- What financing structures are available for public-private partnerships?
- How can cities shift the risk to developers or at least keep the risks even?
Mina S. Makarious
Anderson & Kreiger
Mr. Makarious represents clients on municipal, airport, environmental, and construction matters. His airport work... | Read More
Mr. Makarious represents clients on municipal, airport, environmental, and construction matters. His airport work includes representing airports around the country on the negotiation of complex lease transactions with airlines, including airline use and lease agreements and agreements with airline fuel consortia. Mr. Makarious worked to revise the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics regulations, and works with the Department’s Aeronautics Division on matters regarding the use and regulation of drones. He has also assisted a private manufacturer of drone technologies in obtaining a waiver from the FAA for the use of drones beyond the visual line of sight, one of the first such waivers ever granted by the FAA.Close
Nina L. Pickering-Cook
Anderson & Kreiger
Ms. Pickering-Cook helps both public and private sector clients navigate issues related to construction, land use and... | Read More
Ms. Pickering-Cook helps both public and private sector clients navigate issues related to construction, land use and real estate. She is skilled at drafting agreements in those areas to protect her clients, and strategically litigating on their behalf when it is necessary. Ms. Pickering-Cook has successfully litigated a broad range of real estate, construction and land use matters – including permitting and zoning issues – for her clients at all levels in state and federal courts. She is also part of an innovative Construction Project Delivery Think Group made up of national construction industry leaders that are working on finding technologically-based solutions to hurdles faced in the project delivery process.Close