American Bar Association
Land Use and Environmental Group (Real Property Division)

Land Use and Environmental Group (Real Property Division)

Who We Are

The Land Use and Environmental Group is comprised of committees dealing with private and public involvement in land use decisions. The group's focus is on public regulation of private land through traditional zoning and similar controls, and the permissible circumstances and procedures under which government can exercise the power of eminent domain to take private land for public use. Also within its ambit is the regulation of land for specifically environmental purposes, and agribusiness, including agricultural environmental concerns and all aspects of farm acquisition, financing and operations.

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Land Use and Environmental Group Call - 4pm Eastern

January 18, 2017
Dial in number: 866/646-6488
Participant Pass code: 601 676 1423   

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Section Events

    Fundamentals of Trust Administration and Fiduciary Income Tax


    The session will review the operational side of trusts including the role of trust accountings and the duties of a trustee. It will also discuss the income taxation of trusts and fiduciary income tax reporting during estate administration. Topics will include: · Trust accounting ...

    New Best Practice Standards for the Prudent Selection & Proper Management of Life Insurance


    Life Insurance is often integral to estate and business planning. Clients and attorneys often do not understand the different types of life insurance and when the different types may or may not be appropriate. This program will provide an overview of life insurance basics and how life insurance can be ...

    Fundamentals of Federal Transfer Taxes


    This session will discuss the fundamental rules and concepts underlying both the estate and gift tax regimes, and touch on the federal generation-skipping transfer tax. It will also cover issues associated with the preparing and filing of both gift and estate tax returns. Topics will include: What ...

Links to Books and Articles by Group Members

Upcoming Group Activities

March 17, 2016, 4PM Eastern: Hosted by the Land Use & Zoning Committee (Please note the return to our usual time.) Our March call is hosted by the Land Use & Zoning Committee and will feature John B. Grandoff, III, Esq., of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa, Florida, who will discuss “Private Enforcement of Subdivision Restrictions and Zoning Regulations.” Dial in number: 866/646-6488 Participant Pass code: 601 676 1423

LISTSERV Communication

In order to send a message to the listserve, send the message as an email to the address below. You must be a member of the Committee to use the listserve.

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here. Please note that you will need to create a new password, separate from your regular ABA password, in order to use this archive.




Slaton, James


Stout, Robert

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on January 6, 2017

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