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Land Use Training Program for Municipal Planning and Zoning Officials
September 16, 2013

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies in collaboration with Maurice A. 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 16, 2013 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.  Two one-hour presentations were delivered and a two-hour panel discussion was held.  Ashira Ostrow, Associate Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University participated as Moderator/Commentator. 

The program included:

A presentation by Peter Bee, Esq., Partner, Bee Ready Fishbein Hatter & Donovan, LLP

Protecting Yourself: A Review of Legal Immunities and Indemnities

Available to Public Officials

A presentation by Kevin Law, President and Chief Executive Officer, Long Island Association

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council —

A New Vision for Long Island’s Economy

A Best Practices for Public Hearings Panel that included:

Andrew G. Cangemi, Esq., Chairman, Village of Northport Board of Zoning Appeals 

Jeffrey D. Forchelli, Esq., Managing Partner
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP

Martha Krisel, Esq., Chief Deputy County Attorney for Special Projects,
Office of the Nassau County Attorney 

Sean Sallie, Senior Land Use Planner, County of Nassau

J. Robert Schenone, Chairman, Village of Rockville Centre Board of Zoning Appeals

Special thanks to the sponsors who generously supported the program: 
Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP
The Engel Burman Group
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP
VHB Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P.C
Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business