Keeping the Law on Your Side – Planning & Zoning Law Update

APA Georgia Chapter


Friday, September 29, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon CDT

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Georgia’s planning and zoning professionals need to be aware of recent developments in the law. This session provides an update on recent Georgia appellate court decisions affecting everything from annexation to vested rights and will also explain the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Murr decision.

The session will be led by two planner/lawyers (one AICP, one FAICP)with several decades of experience in planning and zoning law. It will meet the Law requirement by examining recent appeals court decisions in Georgia as well as the recent Supreme Court Murr takings decision to help planners better understand the legal environment in which they work so they can avoid legal pitfalls. The program will have a depth and scope appropriate to planners with several years of experience and will address the ongoing need for legal knowledge by planners. The program is not intended to promote a legalservice or product offered by either presenter or their respective firms. The program will combine presentation/narrative with sufficient time for questions and answers. The intent of the program is to provide educational material to attendees, not legal services. 


Harold Buckley

Harold Buckley's primary practice area is state and local government law, with a particular emphasis on land use and economic development. His practice covers all aspects of the development entitlement process, including zoning approvals, environmental diligence, development permitting, public-private partnerships and public incentives for private development. Mr. Buckley possesses ... Read More

David Kirk

David Kirk is the only practicing attorney in the State of Georgia who also is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. As such, David possesses an unmatched combination of education, experience, and expertise which he uses to assist clients in a broad ... Read More

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