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SUMMER SCHOOL Session 5: An Overview of Land Use Legal Issues for Architects: SEQRA, ZBA Variances & Local Code Enforcement/Professional Liability

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SUMMER SCHOOL

Session 5:  An Overview of Land Use Legal Issues for Architects: SEQRA, ZBA Variances & Local Code Enforcement/Professional Liability
Date:         August 7, 2018
Time:         5:30 – 7:30 pm
Credits:     2 AIA, PDH
Presenter:  Nicholas M. Ward-Willis, Esq. - nward-willis@kblaw.com & Jennifer L. Gray, Esq., Keane & Beane PC - jgray@kblaw.com

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Program Description:

A legal primer from land use attorneys on common issues facing architects when appearing before land use boards or assisting a client with code enforcement.

Learning Objects:

1.     An understanding of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) process, forms and how to work with the reviewing agency.
2.     A review of the legal standards for granting an area or use variance, discussion of relevant case law and tips on appearing before a Zoning Board of Appeals.
3.     Tips on how to resolve local code and building violations from a legal perspective.
4.     Lessons learned from court decisions on professional liability, what went wrong and how it could have been avoided.