The MSBA Real Property Section announces its biennial Land Use Institute on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia.
Keynote speaker and presidential appointee, Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Esq., Vice Chair of the National Capital Planning Commission, (former Chair of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Prince George’s Planning Board Chair) will kick off the event.
Gather for learning and networking, as Justices of Maryland’s Supreme Court and Judges of the Appellate Court of Maryland, state and local governmental officials, planning directors and staff, zoning hearing examiners, planning board members and legal practitioners, will discuss cutting edge issues including:
Scroll down to see the detailed agenda and to add to cart and register! 5.5 hours of credit with the surrounding MCLE states will be offered. If you’re unable to attend the live in-person event in September, the entire event will be recorded and available to you to view two weeks after the in person event. You can pre-purchase the On-Demand product here.
Registrants for this Land Use Institute will receive a 15% coupon code in your confirmation email for the Advanced Real Property Institute during Legal Excellence Week on November 13th.
The Maryland State Bar Association thanks our sponsors for their generous support of the 2023 Land Use Institute networking reception!
The MSBA is committed to providing accessibility to its programs, events and services to all potential attendees. If you need accommodations for this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Guidelines & Protocols
The MSBA is committed to holding a safe event for all participants, and is following all CDC, Federal, State, and Local regulations, as well as venue requirements.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, faculty or attendees that have tested positive for COVID within 5 days of their in-person presentation, are experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID, including fever, cough, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath, should not attend the in-person event.
9:00 a.m.: Opening & Welcome
Land Use Institute Program Co-Chairs: Peter Goldsmith, Esq. Lerch, Early and Brewer, Chtd.; Casey L. Cirner, Esq. Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.: Opening Keynote
Elizabeth Hewlett, Esq., National Capital Planning Commission, Vice Chair (former M-NCPPC Prince George’s Planning Board Chair)
9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.: Supreme Court of Maryland and Appellate Court of Maryland Judges Panel Discussion of Recent Land Use Appellate Decisions, and Recommendations for Improving Land Use Appellate Briefs, and Q & A
The Honorable Brynja McDivitt Booth, Supreme Court of Maryland
The Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Supreme Court of Maryland (Senior Judge)
The Honorable Kevin F. Arthur, Appellate Court of Maryland
The Honorable Christopher B. Kehoe, Appellate Court of Maryland
Moderator: The Honorable Andrea M. Leahy, Appellate Court of Maryland
11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Takings Cases and WOTUS (Waters of the United States)
Christina M. Martin, Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
Timothy Dugan, Esq., Bean Kinney & Korman, PC
Gus B. Bauman, Esq., Beveridge & Diamond PC
12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.: Housing
Missing Middle in Arlington County – Michelle Winters, Winters Community Strategies
Regulatory Tools that Facilitate Affordable Housing – Jessica Bellah, Deputy Director, Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning
Moderator: Casey Anderson, Esq., Rodgers Consulting (former M-NCPPC Montgomery County Planning Board Chair)
2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Break Out Sessions
Ballroom A: Planning Directors’ Perspective: Efficient Collaboration and Communication in the Entitlement Process
Amy Moredock, Planning Director, Queen Anne’s County
Kathleen Maher, Director of Planning and Code Administration for Hagerstown (Washington County), Maryland
Steve Lafferty, Planning Director, Baltimore County
Moderator: Joseph A. Stevens, Esq., Stevens Palmer, LLC/Bay East Title
Ballroom B: APFO Regulations and Exactions – State-wide Trends
Jason Sartori, Chief, Countywide Planning and Policy Division, Montgomery County, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Françoise Carrier, Esq., Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday
Greg Swain, Esq., Anne Arundel County Attorney
Moderator: Kinley Bray, YVS Law LLC
3:25 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Break
3:35 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.: Climate Science and the Implications for Land Use Lawyers in Maryland
Sandra Nichols Thiam, Vice President, Research & Policy, Environmental Law Institute
Dr. Donald Boesch, Professor and President Emeritus of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Robert Perciasepe, Senior Adviser to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Moderator: Peter Goldsmith, Esq., Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.
4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Q&A, Closing remarks, and networking reception