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We Built This City: Rolling Development Ideas Into Rocking Agreements 2017

Product ID: CM2642
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Constructing a “Paradise City”

If Wisconsin cities and towns want the benefits of business and residential development, they must be prepared to “Come Together” with developers by creating good agreements.In We Built This City: Rolling Development Ideas into Rocking Agreements, learn how to draft effective development contracts that pave the way for successful projects.

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Constructing a “Paradise City”

If Wisconsin cities and towns want the benefits of business and residential development, they must be prepared to “Come Together” with developers by creating good agreements.In We Built This City: Rolling Development Ideas into Rocking Agreements, learn how to draft effective development contracts that pave the way for successful projects.

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Planning Committee:

Kail J. Decker
Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office
Milwaukee

Kimberly A. Nass
Dodge County Corporation Counsel
Juneau

Brian C. Sajdak

Wesolowski, Reidenbach & Sajdak S.C.
Franklin

Anthony S. Wachewicz III
Village of Ashwaubenon
Ashwaubenon

Faculty:

Jennifer H. Campbell
Senior Staff Attorney - Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Madison

Dean R. Dietrich

Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.
Wausau

Scott R. Letteney
Racine City Attorney
Racine

Kevin Ramakrishna
Madison City Attorney’s Office
Madison

Deborah C. Tomczyk

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C.
Milwaukee

Colleen Uhlenkamp

Staff Attorney - Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Madison

Vanessa D. Wishart

Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison

Richard C. Yde

Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : The Politics of Development: Hitting the Right Notes

  • Keep the Beat: Learning an individual municipality’s process and timeline for approvals
  • Know the Band Members: Identifying the individuals and their role in the project
  • Work the Audience: Keeping community goals in mind and maintaining positive public perception

Kail J. Decker, Anthony S. Wachewicz III

9:20 a.m. : The Open Government Problem: Dealing with Open Meetings and Records Law

Brian C. Sajdak

9:45 a.m. : Break

10:00 a.m. : An Introduction to Redevelopment Authorities, Community Development Authorities, and Housing Authorities

Scott R. Letteney

10:50 a.m. : Economic Development with the WEDC

  • What is economic development?
  • Understanding the development opportunities available through the WEDC
  • How to grow your industry

Jennifer H. Campbell, Colleen Uhlenkamp

11:40 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Ethics for the Government Lawyer: Dealing with Conflicts Amongst Client Representatives

  • Understand the problem of conflicts of interest in representation of local government clients
    • Particularly how to address conflicting views of the goals of the representation by different members of the governing body. 
  • Determine who is the client and analyzing conflicts of interest in the representation of a municipal client
  • Identify techniques to be considered by the government lawyer when identifying conflicts amongst governing board members

Dean R. Dietrich

1:50 p.m. : Bad Is Bad to It’s Alright

  • How contaminated lands become a problem for local governments
  • Risks associated with contaminated lands
  • Methods and tools to address the risks
  • State and federal resources available

Vanessa D. Wishart, Richard C. Yde

2:15 p.m. : TIF Law Updates – Legislative and Rule Changes

  • Understanding Department of Revenue rule making
  • Discussion of new Joint Review Board annual report requirement
  • Review of enactments effective in 2018
  • Update on reforms still to come

Kevin Ramakrishna

2:40 p.m. : Break

2:55 p.m. : Public Bidding and Other Concerns

Brian J. Sajdak

3:20 p.m. : Development & Crafting the Agreement (Putting It All Together Session)

Deborah C. Tomczyk

4:10 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Gain insight into navigating the politics of economic development
  • Ensure proper transparency by following open meetings and public records laws
  • Explore economic development opportunities through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Identify and ethically resolve conflicts of interest among local government clients
  • Find methods and tools for addressing the risks of contaminated lands
  • Learn how recent TIF changes may affect your economic development project
  • Discover essential strategies for crafting development agreements
  • Administrative law attorneys
  • Corporate counsel
  • Municipal attorneys and other local government counsel
  • Administrative and Local Government Law Section members
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