Eminent Domain Seminar on April 17, 2007

It's not too late to join William J. Ward, author of the New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog and moderater of the Lorman Education seminar, Eminent Domain in New Jersey, next Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.

Senator Ronald Rice, chair of the Senate Urban and Community Affairs Committee and sponsor of proposed legislation to address eminent domain reform, and Senator Ellen Karcher, sponsor of pay-to-play reform legislation, will be featured speakers. Eminent domain reform and pay-to-play are critical components of any effort to change the manner in which eminent domain acquisitions occur in New Jersey. See "Pay-to-play's poster child" at northjersey.com (The Record, April 9, 2007.)

Eminent domain decisions are occurring weekly at the trial and appellate court levels. These recent case law and legislative developments, environmental, valuation, planning and relocation assistance issues are the subjects that will be discussed by the speakers. The full-day program will conclude with a panel discussion, The Ethics of Redevelopment and Pay-to-Play with Senator Ellen Karcher, Paula Franzese, chair of the New Jersey State Ethics Commission, Paul P. Josephson of Hill Wallack, and William J. Ward, managing partner of Carlin & Ward.

Other speakers include Deputy Attorney General Maureen Hinchliffe Bonney, attorneys Edward McKirdy and John Buonocore of McKirdy & Riskin; Timothy P. Duggan of Stark & Stark; Anne L.H. Studholme of Hill Wallack; James M. Turteltaub and Arthur G. Warden III of Carlin & Ward; appraiser William H. Steinhart, vice-president of Appraisal Consultants Corp.; Robert Cunningham of the New Jersey Department of Transportation; and Peter G. Steck, planner.

The seminar provides continuing education credit for attorneys (NY and PA) , appraisers, and planners. Download a copy of the brochure with the agenda and biographies of the panelists. Advance registration is preferred. There are a limited number of media passes available to publications that cover eminent domain news. Please contact Susan L. Ward at 973-377-3350.