Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning

NBI, Inc.


Thursday, August 3, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

Nashville, TN, United States

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George Dean

GEORGE A. DEAN is a partner with the Nashville law firm of Tune, Entrekin & White, P.C. He is recognized as an expert in the South on land use law. Mr. Dean has been involved in some extremely important land use (and other) cases at the trial and appellate court levels. He has principally written Legal Aspects of Codes Administration (Revised 2004). In 2009, Mr. Dean published the 2nd Edition of Tennessee Zoning Boards: Practice and Procedure. He continues to concentrate in land use litigation, as well as other litigation. Mr. Dean earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, from Lafayette College; and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American bar associations, and the American Planning Association. Read More

William Penny

WILLIAM L. PENNY is a partner in the law firm of Burr & Forman, LLP in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is the chair of the environmental law practice group. His environmental practice covers a wide range of environmental law at the state and federal levels, including natural resource law, remediation, brownfield redevelopment, wetlands, water quality, permitting and enforcement. Mr. Penny regularly counsels clients on acquisition and development of contaminated properties and represents clients before state environmental boards, the Department of Environment and Conservation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has been involved in controversial land use developments, where environmental issues were a major factor, and represents contractors, manufacturing companies, local governments and other individuals in environmental matters. Mr. Penny served as general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment and, subsequently, the Department of Environment & Conservation for more than eight years. He is on the Board of Directors of the State Chamber of Commerce and Industry and represents a number of industry trade organizations. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and was selected twice as Environmental Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.Mr. Penny is also listed as Tier 1 by Chambers USA. He is a frequent speaker at local, state and national seminars dealing with environmental law, and is an instructor of environmental law at the Nashville School of Law. Mr. Penny is the principal author of the book A Practical Guide To Tennessee Environmental Law. In addition he is a co-author of the ABA Brownfields Third Addition, a Tennessee editor for BNA's Environmental Due Diligence Guide, and has written the Tennessee Chapter for the ABA publication, Institutional Controls at Brownfield Sites. Mr. Penny is a member of the Nashville (founding chair, Environmental Law Committee), Tennessee (founding chair and serves on the Board of Directors, Environmental Law Section) and American (Environment, Energy and Resources Section; Section Chair 2013-2014) bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his J.D. degree from the Nashville School of Law. Read More

Samuel Edwards

SAMUEL H. EDWARDS is retired from government service, and is the former executive director and chief legal counsel for the Greater Nashville Regional Council. He is a former transportation planner with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, former planning director for the Wilson County/Lebanon Planning Office and former regional planning ... Read More

J. Bryan Echols

J. BRYAN ECHOLS is a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, where he is frequently engaged in challenging annexation, zoning and other land use applications in Franklin and Williamson counties. He also represents financial institutions in commercial lending, particular real-estate secured transactions. Mr. Echols earned his J.D. degree ... Read More

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