Land Use and the Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive plans along with zoning and development regulations form the bases for land use decisions. Before there can be thoughtful land use decisions there has to be a plan. The implementation of the plan has a direct bearing on the development regulations and the land use decisions in a community. This information will cover the different levels of comprehensive planning, the topics covered in comprehensive plans and most important their implementation and impact on land use decisions. Gain an appreciation for the importance of comprehensive plans as both guides and directives to land use, the relationships among master plans, zoning and development, and why a successful land use practice needs to begin with an understanding of the relevant comprehensive plan or plans.
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Kathy Fettke's 2019 Real Estate Market Predictions

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In this webinar you’ll learn: - Best performing real estate markets for buy & hold rental property in 2019 - Where rents are rising the fastest - How rising interests rates will affect your 2019 investment
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Opportunity Zone Deals, Separating Facts From Fiction: An Interactive Discussion with Thought Leaders in the Opportunity Zone World, discussing the real estate, tax, and fund structuring considerations to get deals funded and closed in today’s marketplace.
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Navigating Lender Liability for Environmental Cleanup and Remediation Costs

While federal law largely shields lenders from environmental liabilities and cleanup costs on indebted properties, lender missteps and poor loan documentation can result in a loss of that protection and put lenders on the hook for environmental remediation. Environmental hazards can also negatively impact a borrower's ability to repay the loan and decrease the collateral value, which is why it is essential to uncover the hazards before the closing of the loan and formulate a plan, whether a Phase I environmental site assessment or some lesser action. A critical protection for the lender is an indemnification agreement with the borrower as part of the loan documentation. Other key loan agreement provisions include reps and warranties, covenants, notice provisions, and inspection rights. Another option for the lender is to require the borrower to obtain insurance, usually in a pollution policy. Lender environmental due diligence at the time of a loan default or workout is also critical as environmental hazards must be considered when assessing the collateral value and a workout plan. Of course, if foreclosure appears imminent, the lender liability must be carefully evaluated as the lender prepares to take possession of the property. Listen as our authoritative panel of experienced attorneys analyzes lender liability for environmental cleanup and remediation liabilities. The panel will discuss theories of liability and best practices for lenders to minimize direct liability and diminution of the collateral value. The panel will address risk mitigation in loan origination and during the life of the loan, including workouts and foreclosures.
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Property and Liability Insurance in Commercial Leases: Key Provisions and Coverage Issues

One of the more complex commercial leasing areas involves insurance provisions and how they relate to indemnities for third-party and first-party claims. Businesses can address these risk allocation issues with liability and property coverage, but counsel must ensure indemnity provisions that do not impede insurance coverage. Counsel must identify the potential, relevant casualty loss exposures and the scope of the applicable insurance policy(ies) when drafting insurance requirements to apply to each party. A vital issue in liability coverage is the ability to access the other party's coverage in the face of a contractual liability exclusion and other policy limits. The parties should obtain additional insured status to confirm insurance coverage of contractual indemnification under the lease. Listen as our panel of real estate attorneys looks at casualty and liability insurance issues critical to landlords and tenants negotiating a real estate lease. The panel will discuss essential coverage and contract provisions to require insurance coverage and maximize coverage benefits. The program will also discuss other coverage issues relevant to commercial leases, including exclusions, proof of coverage, additional insured and loss payee parties, and primary/excess coverage.
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