Land Use Institute 2021



The Land Use Institute goes VIRTUAL on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Join Keynote Speakers:

Patricia E. Salkin, Esq., author of the popular “Law of the Land” blog

David S. Thaler, P.E., L.S., DFE, D.WRE, FRGS, F. ASCE, F. NSPE, DS Thaler & Assoc., LLC, award-winning civil engineer, and Managing Principal of D.S. Thaler & Assoc., LLC on “Resolving the Greatest Title Dispute of Them All: The Mason Dixon Survey” closing keynote address.

Hear from Maryland appellate and circuit court judges, state and local governmental officials and staff, zoning hearing examiners, planning board members, legal practitioners, prominent members of the development community, architects, engineers and planners on these topics:

  • Recent Maryland Appellate Land Use & Zoning Decisions
  • Judicial Review/Appellate Practice Tips
  • Post Pandemic – Zoning Challenges for Retail & Commercial Developments
  • Hemp Farming
  • Missing Middle Housing Issues

5.5 hours of CLE credit will be offered along with 5.5 hours of credit for Real Estate and AICP Planning by the surrounding MCLE states.

If you can’t attend on October 5th, the program will be available on-demand on our MSBA CLE catalog.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Real Property
Land Use
Construction Law
State and Local Government
General Practice
Business Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Event Information
Oct 5, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Total CLE Credits


Day 1

9:00 am
Opening & Welcome

Land Use Institute Chairs: Peter Goldsmith, Esq. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission;  Casey L. Cirner, Esq. Miles & Stockbridge P.C.


9:10 am
Opening Keynote: Zoning Hot Topics

Patricia E. Salkin, Esq., Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Touro College and University Systems, Provost, Graduate and Professional Divisions

10:05 am
10:15 am
Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals Judges Panel Discussion of Recent Land Use Appellate Decisions Recommendations for Improving Land Use Appellate Briefs Questions and Answers

The Honorable Michele D. Hotten, Court of Appeals of Maryland

The Honorable Brynja McDivitt Booth, Court of Appeals of Maryland

The Honorable Christopher B. Kehoe, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland

The Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Court of Appeals of Maryland (retired)

Moderator: The Honorable Andrea M. Leahy, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland

11:15 am
11:25 am
Judicial Review/Appellate Practice Tips

Lawrence N. Taub, O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.

Peter Goldsmith, Esq., M-NCPPC

The Honorable Stephen H. Kehoe, Circuit Court for Talbot County

Katherine Taylor, Esq., Taylor Legal

Moderator: Joseph A. Stevens, Esq., Stevens Palmer, LLC/Bay East Title

11:25 am
Mixing Uses Post Pandemic – Zoning Challenges for Market Trends and Upcoming Changes

Tom Pilon, St. Johns Properties

Jon Peterson, Peterson Companies

David Baird, Cushman Wakefield

Moderators:  Phil Dales, Esq., Liff, Walsh & Simmons

12:25 pm
1:25 pm
Takings Cases - Government Imposition of “Servitudes”

Timothy Dugan, Esq., Bean Kinney & Korman, PC

Gus B. Bauman, Esq., Beveridge & Diamond PC


2:30 pm
2:40 pm
Finding the Missing Middle

Casey Anderson, Esq., Montgomery County Planning Board Chair, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Karen McJunkin, Elm Street Development

Scot Foster, BCT Architects

The Honorable Allison M. Pickard, Anne Arundel County Council

Moderator: Françoise Carrier, Esq., Bregman, Berbert, Shwartz & Gilday

2:40 pm
Hemp Farming – Issues & Requirements

Jim Drews, Program Manager, Surf & Seed Section, Maryland Department of Agriculture

Kevin Atticks, Founder, Grow & Fortify

Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Specialist, Agricultural & Resource Economics, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Maryland

Delegate David V. Fraser-Hidalgo

Moderator: Casey L. Cirner, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

3:40 pm
3:50 pm
Closing Keynote:Resolving the Greatest Title Dispute of Them All: The Mason Dixon Survey

Speakers: David S. Thaler, P.E., L.S., DFE, D.WRE, FRGS, F. ASCE, F. NSPE, DS Thaler & Assoc., LLC

4:50 pm
Program Adjourns


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