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

    Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate Deals


    The 2018 2019 Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate Deals is a comprehensive multi-series set of programs on commercial real estate. The four sets of series focus on issues such as: purchase and sale agreements, due diligence, commercial leasing and financing. Program speakers are leading industry ...

    Key Components of Purchase and Sale Agreement


    *This program is part of a series.* This program will go from the initial stages of a real estate transaction through the execution of a definitive Purchase Agreement. Key points to be discussed include: Letter of intent Identification of parties, property and terms of sale Closing conditions, ...

    Advanced Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Topics


    This program will discuss various advanced topics for the GST tax and planning. The program will cover topics including allocating GST exemption, the GST aspects of gift tax returns and estate tax returns, reverse QTIP elections and late GST

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.




Stout, Robert

Council Representative:

Willis, Sterling


Brandys, Roy

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on February 14, 2018

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