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Planning & Zoning Section: Variances and Legal Nonconforming Uses and Structures (SPZ180503)
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When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Ristorante Lorenzo’s
39 Elm Street
West Haven, Connecticut 
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Variances and Legal Nonconforming Uses and Structures

CLE Credits:
*CT:  2.0 Ethics CLE Credits
*NY: 0.0 Ethics CLE Credits


Eric Bernheim, Halloran & Sage LLP

Rick Constantini, Halloran & Sage LLP

Rich Roberts, Halloran & Sage LLP

Ken Slater, Halloran & Sage LLP

Presentation Summary:

  • Summary of the relevant Connecticut statutory provisions and case law pertaining to variances and nonconforming uses and structures.
  • Practice tips for successfully obtaining variances for your clients.
  • Property owners’ vested rights to maintain a nonconforming use or structure, as well as distinguishing between those situations where a legal nonconforming use or structure could be permissively intensified versus where a legal nonconforming use or structure has been illegally increased or enlarged.
  • Discussion about potential legislative solutions for dealing with those shoreline properties which are damaged from storms and seek to rebuild.  So far the only solution for these properties is to issue a variance, which could be a problem for various reasons.  Can’t we come up with a legislative solution?
  • Presentation is intended for attorneys and planners of all levels of experience who do any work in the areas of land use, zoning and municipal areas.
  • This presentation will assist attorneys with developing skills for dealing with ethical issues that may arise in every day practice, with a specific focus on land use, zoning and municipal matters

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*This Program has been approved by the CT Bar Association for 2 CLE Ethics credits. These credits will track automatically to attendees’ journals that are held by the CT Bar Association. To receive Connecticut CLE Ethics credit and have your credits logged to your Professional Development Journal automatically, you will have to sign the attendance verification form at the meeting. If you do not attend the full program, do not sign the form. To record partial credit, please enter your time into your Professional Development Journal,



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