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. - firstname.lastname@example.org & Jennifer L. Gray, Esq., Keane & Beane PC - email@example.com
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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.
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.