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Regulating Signs and Billboards: Siting Issues, Environmental Concerns and Revenue Sharing...
November 8, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to local government attorneys for grappling with complex policy choices and legal issues regarding the regulation of signs and billboards. The panel will review the latest court decisions and legal implications of regulating signs and billboards through local o... Read More

Speakers:  Katharine A. Coffey, Partner, Day Pitney Christopher John Stracco, Partner, Day Pitney

Municipal Management of Cellphone Towers, DAS and Small Cell Deployments
Regulating Placement, Protecting Rights of Way, and Leasing Sites and Structures
October 19, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to identify and address complex issues relating to both small cell and traditional cell tower applications and leases, zoning regulations, and revenue considerations. The panel will focus on both regulatory compliance as well as negotiating and structuring site... Read More

Speakers:  Gerard L. Lederer, Partner, Best Best & Krieger Joseph Van Eaton, Partner, Best Best & Krieger

Ethics Ordinances, Charters or Resolutions for Municipal Officials: Crafting Codes of Ethi...
Drafting and Enforcing Provisions on Conflicts of Interest, Disclosure, Impartiality, Impr...
August 9, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to municipal attorneys for drafting and enforcing codes of ethics regulating the conduct of public officials. The panel will discuss considerations for determining whether to address ethics standards in an ordinance, charter or resolution; key provisions that s... Read More

Speakers:  Meredith Ladd, City Attorney, City of Carrollton William John Kearns, Jr., Of Counsel, Helmer Conley & Kasselman

Inverse Condemnation Litigation: Strategies for Municipal Attorneys for Avoiding and Defen...
Leveraging Affirmative Defenses; Mitigating Damages, Attorney's Fees and Costs
July 18, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to municipal attorneys for avoiding and defending inverse condemnation claims brought by property owners alleging the government's actions or inaction constitute a "taking" of private property without just compensation. The panel will discuss how courts are rul... Read More

Speakers:  William E. Adams, Partner, Nossaman June S. Ailin, Partner, Aleshire & Wynder Mary Colchin Johndroe, Partner, Cantey Hanger

Local Government Response to Public Record Requests: Ensuring Compliance With FOIA and Sta...
Navigating Impact of Evolving Technology on Public Record Requests, Balancing Transparency...
June 14, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to municipal attorneys on developing and administering effective policies and procedures regarding public record requests. The panel will discuss the latest developments in federal, state and local laws addressing public access to government records, the impact... Read More

Speakers:  Kevin D. Batt, Counsel, Anderson & Kreiger Gary W. Schons, Of Counsel, Best Best & Krieger

Effectively Managing Municipal Market Responsibilities in the Face of SEC Scrutiny and Enf...
Complying With Disclosure Requirements to Avoid "Control Person" Liability, Penalties and...
May 31, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine several developments in municipal bond regulation and in enforcement actions by the SEC's Public Finance Abuse Unit. The panel will provide municipal bond lawyers, municipal advisors, and other practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of duties of their clients... Read More

Speakers:  Robert W. Doty, President/Proprietor, AGFS Elaine C. Greenberg, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Municipal Regulation of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities in the Public Right of Way:...
Navigating Zoning Challenges and Interplay Between Federal, State and Local Laws
May 9, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare municipal attorneys to identify and confront complex issues related to the installation of wireless telecommunication facilities in the public right of way (ROW). The panel will examine the latest trends in the types of wireless technologies that companies are seeking t... Read More

Speakers:  Natausha M. Horton, Esq., Cohen Law Group Eric J. Larson, Shareholder, Arenz Molter Macy Riffle & Larson

Municipal Regulation of Group Homes and Sober Living Arrangements
Navigating Complex Legal and Policy Issues When Zoning for Community Residences for People...
April 26, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to municipal attorneys for grappling with the complex legal and policy challenges of regulating community residences for people with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as the impact of statewide zoni... Read More

Speakers:  Daniel Lauber, AICP, Law Office of Daniel Lauber Henry C. Luthin, First Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Boston

Navigating Section 1983 Liability for Municipalities: Individual/Official Capacity, Qualif...
April 4, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the elements of municipal liability under Section 1983 and the difference between individual, supervisory and municipal liability, including the definition of a "person" and "acting under color of state law." The program will discuss latest cases, trends, and strategies... Read More

Speakers:  Samuel C. Hall, Jr., Shareholder, Crivello Carlson Sara C. Mills, Atty, Crivello Carlson Rhonda R. Stowers, Senior Attorney, Plunkett Cooney

Local Regulation of Railroads: Guidance for Municipal Attorneys on Navigating the Complexi...
Strategies for Exercising Local Control to Address Nuisance, Liability and Economic Issues
March 8, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide local government counsel with guidance on addressing the issues presented by freight and passenger railroads that run through cities. The panel will provide an overview of the federal regulatory scheme governing the railroad industry; discuss strategies for exercising l... Read More

Speakers:  Michael N. Conneran, Partner, Hanson Bridgett Charles A. Spitulnik, Partner, Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell John D. Heffner, Of Counsel, Strasburger & Price

Personal Injury Claims Against Municipalities: Defending Vehicular Liability and Premises...
Evaluating Common Claims, Defenses and Damages; Navigating Unique Discovery and Evidentiar...
February 22, 2017 CLE On-Demand

The CLE webinar will provide guidance to municipal and insurance defense attorneys for defending cases filed against municipalities that involve vehicular liability, premises liability and other common municipal liability claims based on negligence. The panel will review the strict procedural requir... Read More

Speakers:  Jay H. Krulewitch, Founder, Jay H. Krulewitch Law Diane B. Sher, Esq., Fineman Krekstein & Harris

RLUIPA Land Use Claims: Latest Litigation Trends and Key Case Law Developments
Strategies for Local Governments to Avoid or Defend RLUIPA Actions Amid a Changing Litigat...
February 22, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will offer practical guidance for counsel advising local governments on ways to avoid Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) claims. The program will discuss recent trends in RLUIPA claims and litigation, including recent Supreme Court cases under and impactin... Read More

Speakers:  John F. X. Peloso, Jr., Partner, Robinson & Cole Karla L. Chaffee, Esq., Robinson & Cole Evan J. Seeman, Esq., Robinson & Cole

Municipal Regulation and Use of Drones: Navigating New FAA Rules and Federal Preemption
Leveraging Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
January 24, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar for local government counsel will explore issues facing municipalities due to increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)--or drones. The panel will discuss current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding drones, preemption issues that local governments must... Read More

Speakers:  Derke J. Price, Equity Partner, Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer Jeffrey Antonelli, Antonelli Law Joanna L. Simon, Morrison & Foerster

Using Municipal Land Banks for Urban Renewal: Structuring and Financing Land Banks, Partne...
December 14, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide knowledge to municipal attorneys on how to use land banks for urban renewal projects. The program will discuss current trends in municipal use of land banks, how to structure and implement a land bank, financing mechanisms for land bank activities, and partnering with n... Read More

Speakers:  Brent O. Denzin, Partner, Ancel Glink Diamond Bush Dicianni & Krafthefer Kristopher (Kip) Wahlers, Partner, Ice Miller

Uber, Airbnb and Municipalities: Maximizing New Tax and Licensing Revenue Opportunities
Navigating Emerging Legal, Regulatory and Tax Issues in the Peer-to-Peer Economy
October 5, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will help counsel to local governments face the challenges--and leverage the financial and control opportunities--presented by the rise of the "sharing economy." The panel will address the legal and regulatory issues raised by peer-to-peer businesses like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Home... Read More

Speakers:  Jordan E.A. Ferguson, Esq., Best Best & Krieger Christy Gunvalsen, Neighborhood Preservation Manager, City of Sunnyvale Rebecca L. Moon, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Sunnyvale

Financing Municipal Renewable Energy Projects: Negotiating Power Purchase Agreements for M...
Assessing Benefits and Risks of PPAs, Anticipating Regulatory Challenges, Structuring Key...
August 17, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to municipalities on renewable energy projects, the risks and benefits of municipal power purchase agreements (PPAs), and PPA structures. The panel will assist municipal counsel in identifying and understanding critical terms and effectively negotia... Read More

Speakers:  Paul R. Michaud, Counsel, Murtha Cullina David A. Soldani, Partner, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo

Leveraging Development Agreements Between Municipalities and Private Parties
Attracting Private Funding for Long-Term Development Projects and Addressing Land Use and...
July 27, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will offer practical guidance for counsel advising local governments on development agreements with private parties. The panel will discuss terms to ensure implementation and protect against challenges to the agreement. Read More

Speakers:  Rob Killen, Shareholder, Kaufman & Killen Sarah M. Rockwell, Partner, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell

Municipal Infrastructure Funding: Overcoming Legal Challenges with Exactions and Impact Fe...
Navigating New Application of Essential Nexus and Rational Relationship Standards, State L...
July 24, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to municipal counsel on the latest developments in the use of exactions and impact fees to fund infrastructure. Attendees will benefit from an analysis of the impact of the Koontz decision, how the legal standards now apply to monetary exactions and more. Read More

Speakers:  Rob Killen, Shareholder, Kaufman & Killen Deborah Rosenthal, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

New Municipal Advisor Regulations: Navigating Complex Registration and Exemption Rules
Understanding SEC's Regulatory Framework, MSRB Guidance, and Best Practices for Muni-Bond...
May 22, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will equip municipal lawyers with guidance on navigating the new, complex maze of municipal advisor registration and exemption rules. The panel will discuss the SEC's regulatory framework, MSRB guidance and best practices in the muni-bond market going forward. Read More

Speakers:  David Y. Bannard, Partner, Foley & Lardner Ellen L. Marks, Partner, Latham & Watkins Stephen P. Wink, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Social Media Pitfalls for Municipalities: Addressing First Amendment, Document Retention,...
Drafting Policies for Local Government Officials and Employees on Using Twitter, Facebook...
January 23, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide municipal counsel with guidance on developing a comprehensive social media policy. The panel will discuss legal issues particular to municipalities when creating and enforcing social media policies, review legal developments, explore future trends, and highlight potenti... Read More

Speakers:  Alan J. Bojorquez, Principal, Bojorquez Law Firm Brian J. Lamoureux, Partner, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West

Regulating Adult Entertainment Business: Zoning and First Amendment Limitations
May 8, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide local government counsel with a review of why, when, what and whom to license for adult business; licensing application content and review criteria; general physical design standards; and operating standards. The panel will discuss approaches to stay within First Amendm... Read More

Speakers:  Eric D. Kelly, Ph.D., FAICP Connie B. Cooper, FAICP, Cooper Consulting Company

Local Land Use: Recent Developments in Federal Laws, Regulations and Programs
Navigating the Impact of Wetland, Floodplain, Energy, ADA and RLUIPA Regulations and Case...
December 19, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide local government counsel with an overview of major recent changes in federal laws, regulations and case law that affect local land use decisions and real estate development. The panel will discuss wetlands, floodplain regulations, climate change, the ADA, RLUIPA and mor... Read More

Speakers:  Deborah Rosenthal, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Neil McAliley, Partner, White & Case Michael Hansen, Associate, Sheppard Mullin

Municipal Law: Ethical Challenges for Attorneys
Navigating Local Government Recusal Laws, Conflicts of Interest and Government Immunity
May 10, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide municipal legal advisors with a thorough review of the legal ethics issues for counsel representing government agencies. The panel will outline practical solutions to the issues concerning recusal, conflict of interest and government immunity. Read More

Speakers:  Michael P. Donaldson, Shareholder, Carlton Fields Robert H. Thomas, Director, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Patricia E. Salkin, Associate Dean and Director, Government Law Center, Albany Law School Michael T. Kamprath, Atty, Thresher & Thresher

Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act Claims
Strategies for Local Governments to Avoid or Defend RLUIPA Actions
March 13, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will offer practical guidance for counsel advising local governments on ways to avoid Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act claims. The panel will explain approaches to defend against RLUIPA suits once a claim has been filed. Read More

Speakers:  Dwight H. Merriam, Partner, Robinson & Cole Hiram B. Carey, III, Partner, Robinson & Cole William J. Kelleher, III, Partner, Robinson & Cole John R. Bauer, Counsel, Robinson & Cole Karla L. Chaffee, Atty, Robinson & Cole Evan J. Seeman, Atty, Robinson & Cole Marci A. Hamilton, Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Local Government Immunity Defense: Litigation Challenges
Navigating Types of Immunities, Legal Principles, Statutory Construction, and Section 1983...
February 1, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel for local governments with a review of challenges in bringing or defending government actions. The panel will explain the different types of immunities, analyze recent cases, and discuss approaches for handling and raising objections to this type of action. Read More

Speakers:  Terrence L. Dunst, Shareholder, Bakke Norman Robin A. Melvin, Shareholder, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody C. David Dietz, Assistant Ramsey County Atty, Ramsey County Attorney's Office

Eminent Domain: Redevelopment Challenges for Local Government
Navigating Federal Funding Requirements, Challenges for Public Utilities in Right-of-Way P...
December 1, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will examine challenges facing municipalities as they plan for, regulate and operate right of way projects for public utilities. The panel will analyze recent cases where the power to condemn has been challenged and discuss strategies for handling and raising objections to a taking. Read More

Speakers:  Robert H. Thomas, Director, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Mark M. Murakami, Director, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Anthony Della Pelle, Partner, McKirdy & Riskin J. Casey Pipes, Partner, Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse Rick E. Rayl, Partner, Nossaman Bradford B. Kuhn, Atty, Nossaman

Foreclosed, Distressed and Abandoned Properties: Legal Challenges for Municipalities
Leveraging Ordinances, Judicial and Agency Proceedings, Land Banks and Other Tools to Mini...
August 23, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to municipalities to mitigate the burdens and take advantage of opportunities in foreclosed, abandoned and distressed property through implementation of ordinances, properly managing judicial and administrative proceedings, and effectively utilizing land banks,... Read More

Speakers:  Julie A. Tappendorf, Partner, Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer Dwight H. Merriam, Partner, Robinson & Cole David S. Silverman, Partner, Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer

Regulating Political Signs and Speech
Strategies for Local Governments Responding to First Amendment and Land Use Challenges
September 29, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to local governments on how to lawfully restrict the display of political signs and public employee campaigning on municipal property--without violating the federal and state constitutions. Read More

Speakers:  Randal R. Morrison, Partner, Sabine & Morrison Susan L. Trevarthen, Member, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

The New FCC Cable Franchise Rules
Protecting Local Interests and Navigating the Rules
March 28, 2007 CLE Download

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Speakers:  John Pestle, Partner, Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett Tim Lundgren, Partner, Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett