Land use lawyers play a very important role in the building process in New Jersey. Navigating all of the litigation hurdles that can come up while the project progresses, from conception to development, requires specific skills, knowledge, and strategy. Land use attorneys are heavily involved in actual project development, whether the client is a private party, local government, or state agency. It is important to stay up-to-date on the various types of land use litigation scenarios that can arise.

Howard D. Geneslaw, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, will be participating, as both a moderator and speaker, at the upcoming New Jersey State Bar Association and New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education event on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. His panel, "Land Use Litigation," will provide insight into the substansive and procedural law, and strategy and settlement techniques associated with successfully litigating land use cases. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Constitutional underpinnings
  • Four historic writs
  • Appeals of Quasi-Judicial Determinations
  • Appeals of Legislative Determinations
  • Commencement of action (R. 4:69)
  • Pre-trial conference
  • Motion practice
  • Scope of review
  • Standard of review
  • Trial
  • Appeal to Appellate Division

For more information on this program or to register, please click here.