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Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies

Land Use Training Program for Municipal Planning and Zoning Officials
September 22, 2014

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies in collaboration with Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Nassau County Planning Commission and the Institute of Real Estate @ Hofstra University hosted a free Land Use Training Program for Municipal Planning and Zoning Officials on September 22, 2014 from 5:15 to 9:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room, Sondra and Davis S. Mack Student Center.  The program provided 3.5 CLE credits and l CLE legal ethics credit in professional practice for non-transitional attorneys and AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for planners.  The course is intended to fulfill the New York State training requirement for municipal planning and zoning officials.  A one-hour panel discussion on Downtown Revitalization was held, followed by a two-hour panel discussion on Best Practices for Public Hearings.  The evening ended with a one hour presentation by Dean Patricia Salkin on Ethical Considerations for Land Use Practitioners.   Ashira Ostrow, Associate Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University participated as Moderator/Commentator. 

New Village at Patchogue: A Case Study in Downtown Revitalization

James L. Coughlan, Principal, TRITEC Real Estate Company
Robert J. Coughlan, Principal, TRITEC Real Estate Company
David A. Sloane, Esq., Partner, Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

Best Practices for Public Hearings

Kathleen Deegan Dickson, Esq., Partner, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP
Theresa Elkowitz, Principal, VHB
Anthony S. Guardino, Esq., Partner, Farrell Fritz
Martha Krisel, Esq., Subject Matter Expert, HGA, CDBG Community Reconstruction; Long Island Project
A. Thomas Levin, Esq., Partner, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Sean Sallie, AICP, Senior Planner, Nassau County Planning Commission

Ethical Considerations for Land Use Practitioners

Patricia E. Salkin, Esq., Dean, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Special thanks to the sponsors who generously supported the program: 

The Engel Burman Group
Farrell Fritz
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP
Tritec Real Estate Company
VHB Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P.C

Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business