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Speaking about RLUIPA at the 34th Annual ALI Land Use Conference in San Diego

Written by Daniel P. Dalton on January 22, 2017 Category: Firm News, Land Use and Zoning, RLUIPA Case Observations and Insights
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I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the ALI Land Use Conference in San Diego, California this week on Religious Land Use and Eminent Domain.

This renowned program will be held on January 26-28, 2017 at the Westin San Diego, and offers multiple tracks with a full range of cutting-edge issues that will be of great benefit to lawyers, appraisers, condemning agencies, and right-of-way professionals. The first day of the conference will feature a series of breakouts that provide a broad overview of eminent domain law and essential practice tips for attorneys who are new to this area or those seeking a refresher.

As with previous years, the faculty for Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation is comprised of the nation’s leaders in the field of takings law. They will cover a host of new topics designed to address the most concerning questions and issues in the field, including:

  • Teamwork: How a jury consultant collaborates with the attorneys to present a compelling case
  • Emerging issues in relocation litigation and under the Uniform Relocation Act
  • Dynamic trial presentations: How predicate experts make the case
  • Effective landowner testimony: Using the client in the valuation case
  • Permitting and approvals for linear energy transmission and pipeline projects
  • Present and future highway projects: Obtaining information under public records laws andthe role of federal funding
  • Where we are 25 years after the Supreme Court established the “total takings” test inLucas v. South Carolina Costal CouncilWhether at the reception, luncheon, morning jogs, or small group dinners, the networking opportunities available at this conference are another reason why attendees return year after year.”For takings and property lawyers, only one national seminar year after year has tackled the issues that challenge courts and make and shape the law,” said planning co-chair Joseph Waldo, of Waldo & Lyle, P.C. in Norfolk, Virginia. “This is the 34th year for this program, and whether a litigator for property owners or condemning authorities, or a professional in allied fields such as appraisal or engineering, the 2017 San Diego conference is the one you cannot miss.”

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