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Development Agreements (May 2016)

Session 1: Negotiation of Development Agreements from the Developer and Municipal Perspectives - Assess key issues and options for negotiating development agreements, including a brief examination of the Shavano case. Session 2: Economic Development Agreements - The use of economic incentives by cities and developers has become an integral part of major development projects in Texas. It is imperative for attorneys representing both cities and developers to understand the tools in the economic development tool box as well as common issues that surface during incentive negotiations. Discover the statutory basis, procedure, and negotiation issues regarding economic development agreements for development projects located in Texas. Session 3: The Role of EB-5 Financing in Development - Review the basics of EB-5 lending in the development context, including the statutory basis for the program, the job creation requirement, the expected timeline from beginning to funding, the need for local government support, and a look at common compliance issues. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$105  

Developments in Zoning and Special Districts: Short-Term Rentals, Historic Preservation, Public Improvement Districts and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, and Federal Disability Law (May 2016)

Session 1: PID/TIRZ in the City - Using real-life examples, explore the advantages and disadvantages of cities funding public improvements and development using Public Improvement Districts (PIDs)/Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZs). Session 2: The Intersection of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Municipal Zoning - Persons suffering from drug, alcohol, and other addictive behaviors are often members of a protected class under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Hear recent developments among the courts regarding the application of federal disability law, and learn how municipal zoning is being affected. Session 3: Sharing Economy: Short-Term Rentals - Short-term rentals have challenged traditional zoning codes and pitted neighbors against visitors. Analyze the issues and hear practical pointers when passing new land use regulations to address short-term rentals in your community. Session 4: Regulation of Historic Preservation - Explore the legal challenges and constitutional principles related to historic preservation regulation, including discussions of regulatory takings, RLUIPA, federal standards, and drafting tips for local ordinances. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$145  

Hooked on CLE: June 2018 (Apr 2018)

In the midst of a quickly changing legal environment, it can be a challenge to keep track of what's happening and what CLE can mean for your practice. Hear the latest in this special 4-hour bundle of our best programming. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

Land Use 2017 - Managing Development Challenges: Growing Pains, Infill Development, and More (May 2017)

Session 1: In the Path of Growth: Small Town Growing Pains and Conflicts with Urban Areas - Using case studies to provide insights and illuminate the topic, a seasoned planning and design professional provides perspectives on the issues based on a decade of experience helping shape the development and overall growth characteristics in Dripping Springs.   Session 2: Managing the Fixer Upper Effect - Examine the impact of HGTV’s show Fixer Upper on land use in Waco, including short term rentals, redevelopment, and permitting processes.   Session 3: Challenges to Infill Residential Development - Growth in Texas cities has led to a higher demand for and a shorter supply of housing and commercial space. This has led to higher housing prices, while urban planners see the increase of density within cities as a development strategy. Listen to a discussion about some of the legal, political, and technical challenges of infill development and how cities might consider approaching them in the future. Session 4: Creative Economic Development - Examine how innovative zoning and development tools, as well as pocket homes and affordable housing, encourage successful communities, tax base, and job creation. Session 5: Rough Proportionality - Review the concept and significance of rough proportionality in land-use and development matters, with an emphasis on practical approaches and solutions to rough proportionality concerns, as viewed by land-use practitioners from both government and developer perspectives. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$115  

Land Use 2017 - New Opportunities: Innovative District, Prior Non-Conformities, Government Property, and More (May 2017)

Session 1: Buying and Leasing Government Owned Property - Learn how to overcome the limitations state law places on the ability of cities to sell real property, and examine the roles of RFIs, RFPs, RFQs, deed restrictions, and independent foundations in private and government sectors.   Session 2: Innovative Districts and Creative Spaces - ​Explore public and private sector perspectives on the uses, costs, and special requirements of innovative districts and creative spaces.   Session 3: Prior Non-Conformities - Hear a review and update on the law relating to nonconformities, including recent major cases. Discuss how and why an increasing number of communities in Texas, and around the country, are beginning to allow nonconforming uses to continue and, in some cases, expand. Session 4: Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Urban Transportation Planning - Hear an overview of the process for state and federal transportation funding with a focus on the role and authority of MPO’s transportation policy boards. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$105  

Land Use 2017: Ethics of Negotiation and Cybersecurity (May 2017)

Session 1: Ethics of Negotiation - Listen to a discussion about the ethical duties and obligations of both city and private attorneys. Distinguish when are you dealing with law and when are you dealing with fairness.   Session 2: Zoning 101 - Review zoning legal requirements and procedures, how to make a zoning decision, and how zoning interacts with the comprehensive plan. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$80  

Land Use 2017: Financing & Tax Credits (May 2017)

Session 1: Financial and Regulatory Constraints on Commercial Development - Hear from a private sector non-bank construction lender and investor on public-private development transactions (ground leases), about the construction of new multi-family homes, offices, hotels, and how the structure may impact underwriting and loan proceeds.   Session 2: ABCs of Development Financing - Review the vocabulary and tools used by large and small cities when negotiating today’s public-private partnerships, as well as tools used for projects inside and outside city limits.   Session 3: Tax Credits - For the past 30 years, the low-income housing tax credit has been a driving force to finance affordable housing. Learn how tax credit financing works and gain insight as to how changes in Washington, D.C. may impact the program. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$75  

Land Use 2017: Hot Topics, Nuisance Claims, HB40, Fair Housing, Environmental Investigations (May 2017)

Session 1: HB 40/245 Between a Gas Rock and a Hard Place - Listen to a discussion about the effect of HB 40 on the enforcement of setbacks, noise, and other gas drilling and fire code regulations as it relates to Chapter 245 and residential subdivision development.   Session 2: Regulations of Really Nimby (Dangerous) Land Uses - Analyze the recent Texas Supreme Court decision regarding nuisance (Crosstex North Texas Pipeline v. Gardiner) and its effect on prosecuting future nuisance cases.   Session 3: Fair Housing and Inclusive Communities - Explore controversies, hot topics, and recent developments in Fair Housing litigation, regulation, and initiatives. Session 4: Navigating the Muddied Waters of Environmental Investigations in Land Use - Learn tips, tricks, and strategies for identifying and evaluating environmental concerns in property development. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$95  

Land Use 2017: Legislative Update, New Land Use Decisions, and More (May 2017)

Session 1: Legislative Update - Review pending legislation related to land use issues and other matters important to city and county government.   Session 2: New Land Use Decisions - Review recent decisions shaping Texas land use law and practice, including an update on the takings explosion.   Session 3: Sovereignty Immunity Update - Sovereign immunity is the first defense raised by cities in land use litigation. Identify the judicial trends. Session 4: Reasonable Accommodations in Land Use - Hear a discussion and update of federal laws and related cases on accessibility requirements and reasonable accommodations—from sidewalks, to recreation, to housing, to information. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$115  

Land Use Fundamentals 2017: Non-Conformity, Vested Rights, and Development Agreements (May 2017)

Session 1: Moving On or Staying Put? The Law of Non-Conformity & Vested Rights - Examine the differences and similarities between nonconforming uses and vested development rights, and survey significant legal issues that arise in applying the two concepts to typical development scenarios.   Session 2: Plan Unit Development (or the Basics of Development Agreements) - Economic development agreements have become a significant part of major real estate development projects in Texas, and attorneys representing both cities and developers need to understand the tools in the economic development tool box. Explore the basics of development agreements from municipal and development attorney perspectives and examine the statutory basis, procedure, and negotiation issues regarding these agreements for land development projects in Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$65  

Land Use Fundamentals 2017: Zoning Alphabet Soup and Land Use Appeals (May 2017)

Session 1: Zoning Alphabet Soup: ZBA/BOA v. P&Z/ZPC - Listen to a discussion about the differences between two critical zoning bodies: the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning and the Zoning Commission. Review the statutory basis, legal authority, procedural aspects, location in the zoning structure, and available options if you disagree with their decisions. Learn how to prevent clients from confusing these bodies.   Session 2: Land Use Appeals - Now that the city board and the city council have decided your land use issue, someone is still dissatisfied. Discover what happens next when the unhappy party takes the city to court. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$65  

Land Use Fundamentals 2017: Zoning, Subdivision, and Platting (May 2017)

Session 1: Introduction - Identify the different forms of municipal government in Texas and their land use powers.   Session 2: Zoning 101 - Review zoning legal requirements and procedures, how to make a zoning decision, and how zoning interacts with the comprehensive plan.   Session 3: Subdivision and Platting 101 - Explore the basic building blocks for land use regulation and how they contrast with zoning. Get practical pointers to help practitioners on both sides of the aisle understand the platting process and avoid legal pitfalls. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$65  

Municipal Codes of Ethics (May 2016)

Learn about municipal codes of ethics—including their rationale and pitfalls, relationship to statutory Texas law, and suggested procedural safeguards—and see how these relationships play out through a case study on an ethics investigation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$60  

Partnerships between Public and Private Entities: The Dos, Don’ts, and Ethical Considerations (May 2016)

Session 1: Contracts with Government Entities: Fundamentals and Ethical Considerations in Contracting - Public entities have many options for contracting with private entities and individuals. As these options have grown and developed in recent years, the manner of dealing with public owners is changing. Understanding the methods available for contracting and the ethical considerations from both the public and private sectors is essential. Session 2: Using Public Incentives to Stimulate Private Development - Hear dos and don'ts of underwriting or monetizing economic development agreements. Enforcement issues, remedies, defenses to enforcement, and sovereign immunity are discussed. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$65  

Production Sharing Agreements and Allocation Wells (May 2018)

Review of the evolution of the regulatory and land-title process for PSA and Allocation Wells. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$45  

Property Rights: Update on Takings and the Complicated Nature of Easements (May 2016)

Session 1: Harris County Flood Control Dist. v. Kerr - Did Kerr change the law on government takings? Explore the impact of Kerr on local governments, developers, flooded property owners, and engineers. Get an engineer's perspective on how drainage/flooding really works and review rough proportionality determinations post-Kerr. Session 2: Easements: From Acquisition to Termination - Easements are far from easy. Gain a better understanding of the variety and life cycle of easements, including methods of acquisition; defining, describing, and distinguishing types of easements; dedicatory language; uses and/or exclusivity; and recording, modifying, and/or terminating easements. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$75  

Recent Developments Involving the Conflicting Rights of Mineral Owners and Surface Owners (May 2016)

Evaluate the Lightning v. Anadarko case and other recent issues and developments dealing with conflicts between mineral owners and surface owners regarding the use of the surface and subsurface. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

Surface Use: The Dominant Estate, Reasonable Use, and Due Regard (May 2018)

Discuss recent opinions defining the distinction between the surface and mineral estates; history of the mineral owner's implied surface-use right and its limitations; accommodation doctrine opinions, including recent developments and the questions they raise; the roles of the Railroad Commission and municipalities; the temporary-injunction tip-off; and practical tips. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

What You Need to Know When Working with the Government: TOMA, TORA, and State Bar Rules and the “Revolving Door” (May 2016)

Session 1: TOMA and TORA: What to Do Tomorrow? Land Use Practice under the Texas Open Meetings Act and the Texas Open Records Act - When working within or for a governmental entity in the area of land use, meetings, paperwork, and controversy abound. Uncover the most common issues that come up with land use vis‑à‑vis the Texas Open Meetings Act and the Texas Public Information Act. Session 2: Revolving Door and State Bar Rules - In the past year, new laws have taken effect imposing additional reporting requirements on those seeking to do business with governmental entities. Failure to properly disclose can have serious consequences on contracts, as well as ethical consequences for attorneys. Learn about the new requirements, how they are being implemented, and what they mean for you and your clients. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

Why and How to Recycle Oil and Gas Wastewater (May 2018)

In recent years, the Railroad Commission and Texas Legislature have taken steps to facilitate recycling wastewater. Faced with water supply shortages and seismic activity, should Texas do more? more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

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