In-Person Program

Zoning Practice: MCLE BasicsPlus!®

Comprehensive and packed with practical tips

2160106P01
Tuesday, 1/26/2016, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
6 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Be careful: zoning issues are everywhere!

Whether you are a residential real property conveyancer, high-stakes commercial deal-maker, title certifier, environmental counsel, developer’s counsel, municipal lawyer, new lawyer, or business generalist, you encounter zoning issues regularly. You need a solid, basic understanding of zoning. This program explains the basics of zoning for residential and commercial properties. It also includes targeted and incisive presentations on the issues that arise when special permits or variances are required, when you are dealing with nonconforming uses and structures, when you are dealing with the Land Court, when you are dealing with municipalities, and when you are making board presentations.

Let the heavy-hitters in real estate law—MCLE’s faculty of residential and commercial real estate experts—give you comprehensive, common sense tips for your next zoning-related matter.

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.
Welcome and Outline of the Day; Introduction of Basic Zoning Concepts, and the Intersection of Zoning and Other Land Use Regulations in Massachusetts
Paul L. Feldman, Esq., Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, PC, Boston, Co-Chair
Michael S. Giaimo, Esq., Robinson + Cole LLP, Boston, Co-Chair
9:20 - 10:10 a.m.
Potential Pitfalls Affecting Site Plan Review and Automatic Grants
Michael S. Giaimo, Esq., Robinson + Cole LLP, Boston, Co-Chair
10:10 - 10:20 a.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Panel
10:20 - 10:30 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:40 a.m.
Land Court Zoning Practice
Hon. Howard P. Speicher, Land Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Diane C. Tillotson, Esq., Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Boston
11:40 - 11:55 a.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Panel
11:50 - 12:50 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:50 - 1:30 p.m.
Understanding Non-Conforming Uses and Structures and Zoning Freezes
Robert A. Fishman, Esq., Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
1:30 - 2:40 p.m.
Practical Tips for Obtaining Zoning Relief Before Local Boards, Preserving Existing Permits
Paul L. Feldman, Esq., Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, PC, Boston, Co-Chair
2:40 - 2:50 p.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Panel
2:50 - 3:00 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:00 - 3:20 p.m.
Recent Developments in Zoning Law
John J. Goldrosen, Esq.
3:20 - 4:00 p.m.
Differences in Boston Zoning
Paula M. Devereaux, Esq., Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston

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