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Event Date Wed Feb 26 EST (almost 2 years ago)
Region All

Learn strategies for different pathways available to resolve land use disputes and how to get the best results from mediation.

When it comes to zoning, the risk of litigation is always present. Litigation can be long, uncertain, and expensive. One way to minimize the delays, risks, and uncertainty of litigation is to pursue mediation. Unlike mediation in other civil cases, however, land use disputes often turn more on principles than principal, and such disputes can rarely be resolved simply by throwing money at it. As a result, more complex strategies often are required to achieve success in land use mediation. This topic will help you understand key factors for engaging in the land use approval process, whether as a petitioner, objector, or governmental evaluator. Additionally, it will offer strategies for the different pathways available to resolve land use disputes: the customary public process, through litigation, or through mediation. Most importantly, this information will offer benchmarks for deciding the best pathway to follow and insights on how to get the best results from mediating a land use dispute.

Learning Objectives
• You will be able to define the role of the mediator and how to select a mediator to help you.
• You will be able to identify key considerations and strategies when pursuing mediation.
• You will be able to recognize the opportunity to achieve quicker, less expensive, and more complete results when drawn into land use litigation.
• You will be able to explain to clients the reasons for pursuing (or avoiding) mediation as an alternative to a trial.


2020 Faculty

Victor P. Filippini Jr.
Founding Partner, Filippini Law Firm

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Provider

• Lorman