Structuring Real Estate Development Agreements With Municipalities
Leveraging Agreements for Long-Term Development Projects and Addressing Land Use and Infrastructure Issues
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide practical guidance for land use and real estate counsel to structure and negotiate development agreements with municipalities for property development or redevelopment. The panel will discuss terms to ensure implementation and protect against challenges to the deal.
- Value of development agreements
- Illegal contract zoning
- Spot zoning
- Statutes providing for agreements
- Terms to protect against challenges and ensure implementation
- Community benefits agreements
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What terms should be included in development agreements to avoid or respond to potential challenges to the arrangements?
- Financial or other agreements to address incentives
- How can development agreements provide benefits to owners/developers?
- How can community benefits agreements enhance or complicate development agreements?
Sive Paget & Riesel
Mr. Barshov’s areas of specialization include land use law, environmental law, local government law, real estate,... | Read More
Mr. Barshov’s areas of specialization include land use law, environmental law, local government law, real estate, as well as related litigation. Having represented numerous developers, businesses, municipalities, and community organizations in more than 30 years of practice, Mr. Barshov has handled projects of all sizes — from a large master planned community of 1195 units with a commercial center, to a small 3-unit subdivision, both inside and outside New York City. He has litigated in the U.S. Supreme Court; in federal courts in the Second, Fifth and Tenth Circuits; and at the New York Court of Appeals, Appellate Divisions, and trial courts in multiple counties. Mr. Barshov has been qualified as a land use law expert witness in Supreme Court, Nassau County. He has written and lectured extensively in his areas of expertise. Mr. Barshov is an adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where he has taught Land Use Law, State and Local Government Law, and Real Estate Practice.Close
Robert S. Goldsmith
Partner; Chair, Redevelopment and Land Use Department
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis
Mr. Goldsmith's practice focuses on redevelopment, downtown and urban revitalization, transit-oriented development,... | Read More
Mr. Goldsmith's practice focuses on redevelopment, downtown and urban revitalization, transit-oriented development, project financing and incentives, sustainable building initiatives and public-private partnerships. His experience encompasses counseling clients on the specialized issues in redevelopment related to parking demand, design, and construction. Mr. Goldsmith also has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, and appellate work.Close
Reginald A. Long
Love and Long
Mr. Long focuses his practice on project development, project and corporate finance, banking, secured transactions,... | Read More
Mr. Long focuses his practice on project development, project and corporate finance, banking, secured transactions, subordinated debt, loan restructuring, loan participations, public agency, real estate, zoning and land use. Currently, he serves as counsel to several financial institutions, a Fortune 100 company, developers, and municipalities. He previously served as a lead attorney for the firm in connection with the representation of the United States Department of Treasury in the Small Business Lending Program.Close