Overview

Land Use Fundamentals provides concepts and procedures, plus practical tips to some of the more complex areas of land use law, including zoning, platting, and development incentives available in Texas. It is the ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners.

Join us the following 2 days for the Land Use Conference which offers in-depth coverage of land use development.

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, Apr. 14, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Dorothy Palumbo, Bojorquez Law Firm, PC - Austin, TX
  • 12:00 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 12:10 pm
    0.50 hr
    ABC's of Cities
    This presentation will explain the fundamentals of city regulation, including a discussion of the different types of cities in Texas.

    Amber McKeon-Mueller, Texas Municipal League - Austin, TX

  • 12:40 pm
    Break

  • 12:50 pm
    0.75 hr
    Zoning 101
    Including a review of zoning legal requirements and procedures; how to make a zoning decision, and how zoning interacts with the comprehensive plan.

    Brenda N. McDonald, Messer, Fort & McDonald - Frisco, TX

  • 1:35 pm
    Break

  • 1:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    Subdivision and Platting: A Land Use Foundation
    Regulation of subdivision platting often greatly impacts the use of land and plays an important role in the land development process. Hear a description of key concepts, mechanics, and regulation of platting.

    Omar Izfar, Wilson, Cribbs + Goren, P.C. - Houston, TX

  • 2:30 pm
    Break

  • 2:40 pm
    0.75 hr
    Board of Adjustments
    An overview of the role of the ZBA in adjudicating variances, special exceptions, and appeals from administrative decisions.  Emphasis placed on the importance of procedural rules, development of the record, and the standards imposed by statute and the courts.

    Alan J. Bojorquez, Bojorquez Law Firm, PC - Austin, TX

  • 3:25 pm
    Break

  • 3:35 pm
    0.75 hr
    Basics of Annexation & Development Agreements
    A high level view of annexation in the State of Texas and Development Agreements.

    Charles E. Zech, Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal & Zech, P.C. - Austin, TX

  • 4:20 pm
    Break

  • 4:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    Vested Rights: What Have We Learned in the Last 10 Years
    Learn how the Legislature has trimmed local government rights to apply new/modified regulations after a “project” is initiated by an application for a “permit”.  This presentation will focus on the statute’s language, as interpreted and applied by Texas counts, providing a new tool for reference when analyzing vested rights claims.

    Reid C. Wilson, Wilson, Cribbs + Goren, P.C. - Houston, TX

  • 5:15 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Alan J. Bojorquez

Bojorquez Law Firm, PC
Austin, TX

Omar Izfar

Wilson, Cribbs + Goren, P.C.
Houston, TX

Brenda N. McDonald

Messer, Fort & McDonald
Frisco, TX

Amber McKeon-Mueller

Texas Municipal League
Austin, TX

Reid C. Wilson

Wilson, Cribbs + Goren, P.C.
Houston, TX

Charles E. Zech

Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal & Zech, P.C.
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Dorothy Palumbo—Chair

Bojorquez Law Firm, PC
Austin, TX

Patricia A. Adams

Messer, Fort & McDonald
Frisco, TX

Patty Akers

Messer, Fort & McDonald
Austin, TX

Arthur J. Anderson

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

Alan J. Bojorquez

Bojorquez Law Firm, PC
Austin, TX

Barbara A. Boulware-Wells

The Knight Law Firm, LLP
Austin, TX

Prabha Cinclair

Miklos Cinclair Law, PLLC
Farmers Branch, TX

Tad Holland Cleaves

City of Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill, TX

William S. Dahlstrom

Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas, TX

James L. Dougherty Jr.

Attorney at Law
Houston, TX

Christy Drake-Adams

Texas Municipal League
Austin, TX

Joseph J. Gorfida Jr.

Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager & Smith L.L.P.
Dallas, TX

David Hartman

Smith Robertson LLP
Austin, TX

Omar Izfar

Wilson, Cribbs + Goren, P.C.
Houston, TX

Rob Killen

Killen, Griffin & Farrimond
San Antonio, TX

John Mark McPherson

McPherson LawFirm, PC
Dallas, TX

Kimberley Mickelson

City of Houston Legal Department
Houston, TX

Melinda Ramos

City of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX

Hon. Penelope Graves Redington

Austin, TX

April Rogers

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

E. Allen Taylor Jr.

Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam, L.L.P.
Fort Worth, TX

Misty M. Ventura

Shupe Ventura, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Ed Walts

The University of Texas System
Austin, TX

Terrence S. Welch

Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P.
Richardson, TX

Reid C. Wilson

Wilson, Cribbs + Goren, P.C.
Houston, TX

Charles E. Zech

Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal & Zech, P.C.
Austin, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
UT Law CLE is an approved provider of Pennsylvania credit, sponsor #236. Attorney attendance will be reported to Pennsylvania within 2 weeks of the webcast conclusion. Attorneys are not able to report this credit on their own, and UT Law CLE pays all associated fees for the credit hours. Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
UT Law CLE will report your ACE credits to TALCB within 10 days of the conference, using the activity code listed. For more information, visit: https://www.talcb.texas.gov/
This course will qualify for self-reporting credits with PELS (TX Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors) - please see the education form log below to keep track of your credits in the case of an audit. When you select this credit type in the webcast, you will receive a downloadable Certificate of Attendance with date and course information for your records.

https://pels.texas.gov/downloads/TBPE_CEP_Log.pdf
https://www.trec.texas.gov/sites/default/files/pdf-forms/CE_CLE-0.pdf

Use this link to obtain the TREC MCE form for self-reporting your TREC credit. The State Bar of Texas MCLE number will qualify this course for this type of self-reporting credit to TREC. UT Law CLE will provide a Certificate of Attendance once you complete the course.

Key Dates

Live Webcast – Apr 14, 2021
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Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 9, 2021

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Last day for cancellation: Apr 12, 2021

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