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

Section Events

    Section 199A -- Planning to Maximize the Deduction


    The new section 199A deduction for passthrough entities creates opportunities for businesses that are not C corporations but may require new and creative planning to maximize the deduction. - Understanding the computation of the 20% deduction - Applying the limitations on the deduction - Understanding ...

    Exit Mechanisms and Dispute Resolution in Real Estate Joint Ventures


    Sharing a joint vision for a new real estate venture is a critical element of future success. However, life throws many curveballs and the long-lasting partnership the venture partners had initially envisioned may not come to fruition. Therefore, it is crucial that the joint venture agreement include ...

    Next Steps in Financing


    During this session the panelists will discuss sophisticated commercial real estate projects that touch upon specific issues applicable to most loans. For these projects, the panelists will comment on frequently arising and negotiated borrower-lender issues, including the following: Topics ...

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

Council Representative:

Willis, Sterling


Stout, Robert

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on February 14, 2018

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