We welcome you to join our Partners at several upcoming presentations on eminent domain topics taking place near and far.

First, Nossaman’s Eminent Domain & Valuation Practice Group Chair Brad Kuhn will be presenting during Nossaman’s 2019 Land Use Seminar on May 21st, in Costa Mesa, CA.  Brad will be part of a discussion concerning the very timely topics of Managed Retreat and Sea Level Rise.  This is an area of great interest for both private landowners, cites and towns, and public agencies alike, and the presentation will provide an overview of the current proposals and challenges inherent in land use and ownership near the coast.

Next, at the upcoming California Water Association’s (CWA) 2019 Spring Conference on May 23, 2019, in Sacramento, Brad Kuhn will be speaking as part of a presentation concerning inverse condemnation.  Nearly 6 million people in California are served by regulated water utilities.  The California Water Association (CWA) represents the interests of these companies as they strive to provide safe, reliable, high-quality water and excellent customer service in a cost-effective manner.  CWA provides a forum for sharing best management practices, a means of promoting sound water policy by legislators and regulatory agencies, and opportunities for educating the public on protecting and efficiently using water resources.

Joining the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) at their 65th Annual International Education Conference, Brad then takes his Eminent Domain expertise on the road to Portland, Oregon.  Brad’s presentation will address “Easement Valuation — an Oxymoron?  Can Easements Actually be Valued, or Are We Throwing Darts?”  The session will take place on Monday, June 10th, at 8:30 a.m. PT, and the full four-day industry conference also will provide many additional educational and learning opportunities and networking events.

Finally, in July, Eminent Domain Partner Bernadette Duran-Brown travels to Cleveland, Ohio to participate in the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 58th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law.  Bernadette’s session will focus on “Right Of Way Best Practices in Light of Recent Trends and Developments in Eminent Domain and Land Use Law.”  Her panel will explore recent developments in eminent domain law, explain how these evolving rules can influence the timing and cost of right of way acquisition, and discuss best practices for keeping this changing legal landscape from derailing your project’s schedule and budget.  It will take place on Tuesday, July 23rd, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT.

For additional information on these events, please consult Nossaman’s Events page here.  We hope to see some of you during our Eminent Domain group’s Spring educational opportunities.