Dwight Merriam

Dwight H. Merriam

Partner

Dwight H. Merriam

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Dwight Merriam founded Robinson+Cole's Land Use Group in 1978. He represents land owners, developers, governments, and individuals in land use matters. Mr. Merriam is a Fellow and past president of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a former director of the American Planning Association (APA), a former chair of the APA's Planning and Law Division, immediate past chair of the American Bar Association's Section of State and Local Government Law, chair of The Institute for Local Government Studies at The Center for American and International Law, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's National Advisory Board, a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, a CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate), a member of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute, and a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He teaches land use law at the University of Connecticut School of Law and at the Vermont Law School and has published over 200 articles and eight books, including Inclusionary Zoning Moves Downtown, The Takings Issue, The Complete Guide to Zoning, and Eminent Domain Use and Abuse: Kelo in Context. He is the senior co-author of the leading casebook in land use law, Planning and Control of Land Development (Eighth Edition).

    Mr. Merriam is a featured speaker at many land use seminars and presents monthly audio land use seminars for the International Municipal Lawyers Association. He has been cited in the national press, from The New York Times to People magazine, and has appeared on NBC's Today show, MSNBC, and public television.

    Mr. Merriam also had a career in the Navy, serving for three tours in Vietnam aboard ship, then returning to be the senior advisor of the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he taught defense administration and military management as an assistant professor in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in defense administration and military management. He left active duty after seven years to attend law school but continued for 24 more years as a reserve surface warfare officer with two major commands, including that of reserve commanding officer of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. He retired as a captain in 2009 after 31 years of service.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Served as special counsel under the direction of the New Jersey Attorney General's office to the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (formerly known as the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission), an agency of the State of New Jersey which owns, or will acquire, an area in excess of 1,000 acres.
      • Represented Boulder County, Colorado, in defense of a claim under the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) in federal district court. This jury trial involved complex federal and local issues of religious rights under the U.S. Constitution and RLUIPA, as well as the interests in Boulder County, in furthering the objectives of its comprehensive plan and consistent land use regulations. The principal issue, of national importance, was whether a megachurch can double in size to more than 200,000 square feet in contravention of local planning and regulations. Robinson & Cole won jury verdicts on multiple federal and state constitutional claims and one claim brought under RLUIPA. While the jury found for the church on three RLUIPA claims, the jury awarded no damages. The 10th Circuit upheld the jury verdict.
      • Representation of a public-private partnership with the State of Connecticut to redevelop, operate, and maintain Connecticut’s 23 highway service plazas. The 35-year agreement was the result of extended negotiations with the state Department of Transportation. The service plaza overhauls will also include "green" initiatives to bring the facilities up to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, improve water runoff patterns, and install idle-reduction technology for use by trucks on the Connecticut Turnpike, also known as Interstate 95. Including projected revenues, initial construction, and reinvestments, the benefit to the State of Connecticut is estimated to be almost $500 million over the term of the agreement.
      • Real Estate

      • Defended a national railroad company against inverse condemnation and trespass claims concerning an alleged easement over the railroad. This case involved complicated valuation issues related to the presence of mineable stone and rock on the property and the feasibility of developing an industrial subdivision on property that was purportedly landlocked by the alleged taking.
      • Land Use and Zoning

      • Representation of a national developer seeking various local zoning and wetlands approvals related to an open space preservation subdivision designed to conserve ecologically sensitive and valuable resources. In response to the local zoning and wetlands applications, certain neighbors intervened in the administrative proceedings under the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act (Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-19). This representation involved defending the local applications from various allegations raised by the intervening neighbors and their experts testifying on the intervenors’ behalf.
      • Other Experiences

      • Representation of a development company in all federal, state, and local permitting for a $250 million golf course community development project on a 1,000-acre parcel in Old Saybrook, Essex, and Westbrook, Connecticut. The parcel is the largest remaining contiguous coastal plain property in Connecticut with a unique landscape in a high value area. Represented client in multiple appeals and in redesigned project.
      • Robinson & Cole represented a private financial/holdings company in connection with the disposition or redevelopment of property located at 300 to 310 Wilson Avenue in Norwalk. This representation included advice on local regulatory matters and a review of the permitting necessary for redevelopment.
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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Law Tribune
      Vice Chair of Board of Directors

      Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc.
      Board of Directors

      Owners' Counsel of America
      Connecticut Member

      American Bar Association
      Chair of the Section of State and Local Government Law (2010 - 2011) (1978 - present)

      American College of Real Estate Lawyers
      Fellow

      American Institute of Certified Planners
      Fellow and Past President

      American Planning Association
      Former Director and Past Chair of Planning and Law Division

      Vermont Law School
      Faculty (teaches land use law)

      Counselor of Real Estate®

      Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
      Fellow

      Vermont Law School
      Faculty (1994 - present)

      University of Connecticut School of Law (2009 - 2010)

      Anglo-American Real Property Institute
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the state of Connecticut in the area of Real Estate

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Litigation - Real Estate for 2014, in the are of Litigation - Land Use & Zoning for 2013, in the area of Land Use & Zoning Law for 2012, and in the area of Real Estate Law for 2010 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law since 1991 and the areas of Litigation - Land Use & Zoning and Litigation - Real Estate since 2012 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Land Use/Zoning Law since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.) 

      Listed as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Connecticut by Connecticut Super Lawyers® 2011, 2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

      AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the areas of Zoning, Planning and Land Use; Building and Public Safety Codes; Environmental Land Use; Fire Districts; Improvement Districts; and Land Conservation, Development, Entitlement, and Litigation (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.)

      Robinson & Cole Mentor of the Year Award Recipient, 2013

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Federal Court Finds Dallas Ordinance Violates Religious Freedom of Church Ministering to Homeless," published in Texas City Attorneys Association Newsletter, co-authored with Evan J. Seeman (6/27/2013)

      "Supreme Court Land Use: Property Search, Backyard Burial Make National News," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (9/17/2012)

      "Ganja in the Land of Steady Habits," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (4/9/2012)

      "Land Banking: A Sharper Tool in the Distressed Property Toolkit," published in The Abstract, co-authored with Sorell E. Negro (Spring 2012)

      "When a Rooster Moves in Next Door," published in The Commissioner (Spring 2012)

      "The Ever-Changing Landscape of Land-Use Law," published in The Commissioner (Fall 2011)

      "The 2010 ZiPLeRs: The Sixteenth Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report (1/2011)

      "One Judge, Five Courts, A Lifetime of Achievement," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (11/29/2010)

      "Beach Decision Draws No New Line in Sand," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (6/28/2010)

      "Regulating Backyard Wind Turbines," published in Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (2009)

      Eminent Domain Use and Abuse: Kelo in Context, Mary Massaron Ross, coeditor (2006)

      Introduction to Zoning and Planning Law Report, coauthored with Michael Asimow and Edward J. Sullivan (1/2006), vol. 29, no. 1

      "Indelible Public Interests in Property: The Public Trust and the Public Forum," published in Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, vol. 32, issue 2 (Spring 2005)

      "Public Use Goes Peripatetic: First, Michigan Reverses Poletown and Now the Supreme Court Grants Review in an Eminent Domain Case," published in Planning & Environmental Law, co-authored with Amanda S. Eckhoff, vol. 57, no. 1 (1/2005)

      The Complete Guide to Zoning (2005)

      "Homeland Security and Premises Liability," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored with Karl P. Baker, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "Organizing Support for a Project," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored with Robert I. McMurry, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "Regulating McMansions, Starter Palaces & Homes on Steroids," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored with Robert I. McMurry, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "An Addendum on Grassroots Lobbying," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored with Robert I. McMurry, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "Update on the First Amendment and Adult Uses," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored with Benjamin H. Dowling, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "Update on the First Amendment and Religious Land Uses," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored with Gregory W. McCracken, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "How to Kill a Development Project in 10 Easy Steps," published in Real Property Section Review, co-authored with Robert I. McMurry, Los Angeles County Bar Association, vol. 17, no. 2 (Summer 2004)

      "Nonplussed about Nonpareil: Wal-Mart as a Land Use Phenomenon," vol. 27, no. 11 (2004)

      "New Urbanist Codes," published in AICP CD-ROM Training, co-authored with Victor B. Dover, Christopher Duerksen, and Robert Joseph Sitkowski (2004)

      "Buckeye Settles Little: The Unanswered Questions About Referenda Used to Stop Affordable Housing," published in Current Trends and Practical Strategics in Land Use Law and Zoning, co-authored with Patricia E. Salkin, editor, American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government Law (2004)

      "Condemnation Procedures and Techniques (Pub.243)/Nichols on Eminent Domain (Pub.460)," published in Matthew Bender (2004)

      "Breaking Big Boxes: Learning from the Horse Whisperers," published in Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 6 (2004 - 2005)

      "Homeland Security Begins at Home: Local Planning and Regulatory Review to Improve Security," published in Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, co-authored with Rufus C. Young, Jr., vol. 55, no. 11 (11/2003)

      "The Problems in Keeping Affordable Housing Affordable," published in American Law Institute-ABA, 19th Annual Land Use Institute, Santa Fe, NM (8/2003)

      "Homeland Security Issues: A Land Use Checklist," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored with Rufus C. Young, Jr., and Elizabeth A. Castellani, 19th Annual Land Use Institute, Santa Fe, NM (8/2003)

      "How to Kill a Development Project in Ten Easy Steps," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored with Robert I. McMurry, 19th Annual Land Use Institute, Santa Fe, NM (8/2003)

      "Buckeye Bungled: Blatant Bifurcation Busts Broader Benefits, Begets Bigger Brouhaha," published in Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, vol. 55, no. 6 (7/2003)

      "Defensible Moratoria: The Law Before and After the Tahoe-Sierra Decision," published in Natural Resources Journal, co-authored with Matthew G. St. Amand (Summer 2003)

      "Panning For Gold in the Trickle of Supreme Court Cases This Term: What Can We Learn From the IOLTA and Referendum Cases?" published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 26, no. 6 (6/2003)

      "Writing Moratoria After Tahoe: Legal Implications and How to Write a Legally Defensible Ordinance," published in University of New Mexico School of Law Natural Resources Journal (4/2003)

      "Planning is Essential: A Reply to Bishop and Tilley," published in Environmental Law Reporter, Environmental Law Institute, vol. XXXIII, no. 1 (1/2003)

      "Tahoe-Sierra Validates the Post-Palazzolo Ponderings on Partial Takings," published in Taking Sides on Takings Issues: The Impact of Tahoe-Sierra, co-authored with Thomas E. Roberts, editor, American Bar Association, State and Local Government Section (2003)

      "The 2003 ZiPLeRs: The Ninth Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report (2003)

      "Rules for the Relevant Parcel," published in University of Hawaii Law Review (2003)

      "The 2002 ZiPLeRs: The Eighth Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 25, no. 11 (12/2002)

      "Moratorium Madness," published in Connecticut Planning, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (October to December 2002)

      "The Tahoe-Sierra Decision: More Questions than Answers," International Municipal Lawyers Association (September/October 2002)

      "Will Moratorium Mania Result from Tahoe?" published in Connecticut Law Tribune, vol. 28, no. 31 (8/2002)

      "What the Supreme Court Didn’t Decide in Tahoe-Sierra," published in Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, vol. 54, no. 6 (6/2002)

      "Tahoe-Sierra: A Takings Time Warp?" published in Zoning and Planning Law Report (6/2002)

      "New 'BRERA’ Law," published in Retail Law Strategist, vol. 2, issue 2, International Council of Shopping Centers (2/2002)

      "The 2001 ZiPLeRs: The Seventh Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 25, no. 2 (2/2002)

      "Palazzolo and Partial Takings," published in Taking Sides on Takings Issues, public and private perspectives (2002)

      "Reengineering Regulation to Avoid Takings," published in Urban Lawyer, vol. 33, no. 1 (Winter 2001)

      "Resource Review: A Practical Guide to Real Estate Practice by Joshua Stein," published in Real Estate Issues, The Counselors of Real Estate (Winter 2001/2002)

      "The Palazzolo Decision: Time for Damage Control," published in Municipal Lawyer, vol. 42, no. 5 (September/October 2001)

      "Land Use and Zoning Law: Recent Developments in the Second Circuit 1999-2000," published in Quinnipiac Law Review, co-authored with Gregory W. McCracken, vol. 21, no. 1 (Summer 2001)

      "Good and Evil in the Village of Willowbrook: The Story of Olech and the Cases Which Followed," published in Trends in Land Use Law from A to Z, American Bar Association (6/2001)

      "Group Homes for Recovering Alcoholics and Substance Abusers," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Michael J. Kolosky, vol. 24, no. 5 (5/2001)

      "Commentary," published in Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, vol. 53, no. 4 (4/2001)

      "Overcoming Opposition in Commercial Real Estate Development," published in Commercial Real Estate, a supplement to Connecticut Law Tribune (4/2001)

      "The 2000 ZiPLeRs: The Sixth Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 24, no. 2 (2/2001)

      "Community Rules: A New England Guide to Smart Growth Strategies," co-authored with Robert J. Sitkowski (2001)
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      "Overcoming Opposition in Commercial Real Estate Development," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (2001)

      "Will Federal Brownfields Legislation Prove to Be a Cruel Hoax?" published in Retail Law Strategist (2001)

      "Palazzolo Promotes Property Rights,," published in APA Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Bryan W. Wenter (2001)

      "The Ultimate in Federal Land Use Planning: The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program," published in Trends in Land Use Law from A to Z, American Bar Association (2001)

      "Connecticut Family Values," published in Connecticut Lawyer at (12/2000)

      "The Palazzolo Palaestra," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 23, no. 11 (12/2000)

      "Del Monte Dunes v. City of Monterey," Proceedings: ALI-ABA Inverse Condemnation and Related Government Liability, Boston, Massachusetts (10/2000)

      "The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Del Monte Dunes: The Views of Two Opinion Leaders," published in Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, chap. 11 (8/2000)

      "A Primer on Title II of the ADA As It Affects Real Estate," published in Accessibility Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Other Laws, co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, Chapter 5, American Bar Association (8/2000)

      "Good and Evil in the Village of Willowbrook: The Story of the Olech Case," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 23, no. 5 (5/2000)

      "The Aftermath of Del Monte Dunes," published in 2000 Training School & Annual Meeting, Association of Towns of the State of New York (2/2000)

      "Reengineering Regulation to Avoid Takings," Cool Springs, Tennessee (2/2000)

      "The 1999 ZiPLeRs: The Fifth Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards," published in Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, vol. 23, no. XX (2/2000)

      "Wetlands Mitigation Banking: Recent Developments and Background Materials," compiled for the Alliance of Business Park Developers, Goshen, New York (2/2000)

      "Smart Growth, Dumb Takings," published in Environmental Law Reporter, co-authored with Gurdon H. Buck, vol. XXIX, no. 12 (12/1999)

      "Your Jeopardy Answer: 'Time Will Tell.’ The Question: 'How Is Nollan/Dolan to be applied to impact fees and other monetary obligations, and what is the future of Nollan/Dolan after Del Monte Dunes?" Proceedings: Georgetown University Law Center/Environmental Policy Project CLE Program, Washington, DC (10/1999)

      "What Does Del Monte Dunes Mean?" published in Municipal Lawyer, International Municipal Lawyers Association (September/October 1999)

      "Resolving Land Use Cases Short of Trial," published in Proceedings, International Municipal Lawyers Association 64th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (9/1999)

      "The United States Supreme Court Decision in Del Monte Dunes: The Views of Two Opinion Leaders (Part II)," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report (9/1999)
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      "Public/Private Joint Ventures in Development and Redevelopment," published in ALI-ABA Land Use Institute Course Materials, Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation, vol. I, Santa Fe, New Mexico (8/1999)

      "Locally Unwanted (or is it 'Undesirable'?) Land Uses," published in ALI-ABA Land Use Institute Course Materials, Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation, vol. II, Santa Fe, New Mexico (8/1999)

      "Update on Land Use and the First Amendment," published in ALI-ABA Land Use Institute Course Materials, Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation, vol. 1, Santa Fe, New Mexico (8/1999)

      "The United States Supreme Court Decision in Del Monte Dunes: The Views of Two Opinion Leaders (Part I)," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 22, no. 7 (July/August 1999)

      "So What Does Del Monte Dunes Mean?" published in American Planning Association Planning & Law Division Newsletter (6/1999)

      "Dealing with Citizen Opposition, Lessons Learned," published in Land Development, vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 1999)

      "The Coveted ZiPLeRs," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 22, no. 2; The Fourth Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards (2/1999)

      "The Seven-Nun Conundrum: Seeking Divine Guidance in the Definition of ‘Family’," published in Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, co-authored with Robert J. Sitkowski (1999)

      The Takings Issue (1999)

      "Land Use and Zoning Law: Recent Developments in the Second Circuit 1998," published in Quinnipiac Law Review, co-authored with Robert J. Sitkowski, vol. 18, no. 4 (1999)

      "Land Use and Zoning Law: Recent Developments in the Second Circuit 1997," published in Quinnipiac Law Review, co-authored with Robert J. Sitkowski, the law review association of Quinnipiac College School of Law, vol. 17, no. 4, pt. I (Winter 1998)

      "Will This Mouse Roar? United States Supreme Court Takes a Takings Case," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 21, no. 11 (12/1998)

      "High Court Has Opportunity to Quietly Transform 'Takings' Law," published in Legal Backgrounder, Washington Legal Foundation, vol. 13, no. 31 (9/1998)

      "Winners and Losers — Who really wins in modern takings cases?" published in Public Interest Law Reporter, vol. 3, no. 2 (7/1998)

      "Procedural Due Process in Practice," published in Planning Commissioners Journal, co-authored with Robert J. Sitkowski, no. 31 (Summer 1998)

      "The Coveted ZiPLeRs," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 21, no. 2, The Third Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards (2/1998)

      "A Fundamental Fairness Issue," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (12/1997)

      "Use of Computers and Telecommunications in Land Use and in Eminent Domain Practice," published in ALI-ABA Land Use Institute Course Materials, ALI-ABA Land Use Institute: Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation, Coronado, California (8/1997)

      "City of Boerne v. Flores: A Religious Exemption from Local Land Use Laws," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Matthew J. Cholewa, vol. 20, no. 5 (5/1997)

      "The Coveted ZiPLeRs," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, vol. 20, no. 2, The Second Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards (2/1997)

      "Land Use and Zoning Law: Recent Developments in the Second Circuit 1996," published in Quinnipiac Law Review, co-authored with Helen L. Edmonds, vol. 15, no. 4 (Winter 1996)

      "An Introduction to the Internet and Related Technologies," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Darrell F. Cook, vol. 19, no. 11 (12/1996)

      "The Numerator-Denominator Problem," published in Connecticut Law Tribune Magazine, Environmental Law (11/11/1996)

      "Use of Computers and Telecommunications in Land Use and in Eminent Domain Practice," published in Southwest Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain (11/1996)

      "1996 Update on Use of Computers in Land Use Law Practice," published in ALI-ABA Land Use Institute Course Materials, Volume II (8/1996)

      "Annual Update on Recent Developments in Regional Planning," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, vol. II (8/1996)

      "Constitutional Issues in Land Use Law," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, vol. II (8/1996)

      "Seeking Balance: The Conflict Over Property Rights," The Coastal Society 15th International Conference, Seattle, Washington (7/17/1996)

      "Powers and Duties of Connecticut Land Use Agencies," Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation Forum, University of Connecticut at Torrington (7/1996)

      "Beyond the Banks: The Takings Issue," American River Management Society, Columbus, Ohio (6/21/1996)

      "Recognizing a SLAPP Suit and Understanding Its Consequences," published in Carolina Planning, co-authored with Darrell F. Cook, vol. 21, no. 2 (6/1996)

      "Recognizing a SLAPP Suit and Understanding Its Consequences," published in Florida Planning, co-authored with Darrell F. Cook, vol. VIII, no. 5 (6/1996)

      "Recognizing a SLAPP Suit and Understanding Its Consequences," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Darrell F. Cook, vol. 19, no. 5 (5/1996)

      "Leading Land Use Cases of 1995," 1996 APA National Planning Conference: Lawyers, Computers, Technology, and the Internet, Orlando, Florida (4/1996)

      "Norman Williams, Jr., and Legal Realism," published in Vermont Law Review, Festschrift: Norman Williams, Jr., vol. 20, no. 3 (Spring 1996)

      "Avoiding Land Use Liability and How to Win Your Land Use Case (Whether You’re a Local Government or Developer)," APA Nevada Workshop, Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada (3/18 to 3/19/1996)

      "Lawyers on the Internet - How and Why You Should Go Online," co-authored with S. Abshere, J. Farmer, and R. Klein, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (March 1996)

      "The Coveted ZiPLeRs: The First Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Land Use Decision Awards," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Matthew J. Cholewa, vol. 19, no. 2 (2/1996)

      "Constitutional Principles for Land Use Exactions," published in Environmental and Urban Issues, co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, vol. 22, no. 2 (Winter 1995)

      "A Planners View of Dolan," Takings - Land Development and Regulatory Takings After Dolan and Lucas, edited by David L. Callies (11/1995)

      "Avoiding and Successfully Litigating the Land Use Case," APA Planning and Zoning Institute, New Brunswick, New Jersey (10/30/1995)

      "First Amendment Update," APA 1995 Northeast Regional Conference, Ledyard, Connecticut (10/15/1995)

      "The City of Edmonds Case: Federal Override of Traditional Single-Family Zoning?" published in The Law and The Land, co-authored with Matthew J. Cholewa, vol. 9, no. 2 (Fall 1995)

      "City of Edmonds v. Oxford House, Inc.: A Victory for Group Homes for the Handicapped," published in Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, co-authored with Matthew J. Cholewa, vol. 5, no. 1 (Fall 1995)

      "City of Edmonds v. Oxford House, Inc.: A Supreme Court Victory for Group Homes for the Handicapped," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Matthew J. Cholewa, vol. 18, no. 7 (July/August 1995)

      "City of Edmonds: A Case of the Feds vs. Traditional Single-Family Zoning," published in Journal of Affordable Housing, co-authored with Matthew J. Cholewa, vol. 4, no. 3 (Spring 1995)

      "A Practical Guide to 'Substantially Advancing Legitimate Governmental Interests’ with Dedications and Other Exactions," co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, Mississippi Chapter, American Planning Association, Planning Exchange (Winter/Spring 1995)

      "Zoning and the Elderly: Issues for the 21st Century," published in Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, co-authored with Helen L. Edmonds, vol. 47, no. 3 (3/1995)

      "Federal Zoning Regulation: The Fair Housing Amendments Act and Its Override of Local Control," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Matthew J. Cholewa, vol. 18, no. 2 (2/1995)

      "Dealing with Dolan, Practically and Jurisprudentially," published in Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, chap. 4 of 1995 Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, edited by Alan M. Forrest, Clark Boardman Callaghan, a division of Thomson Legal Publishing, Inc. (1995)

      "Property Rights: Stay Tuned," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, vol. 21, no. 1 (12/26/1994 to 1/2/1995)

      "The Future of Planning in the United States," APA Iowa Planning (Fall 1994)

      "A Practical Guide to 'Substantially Advancing Legitimate Governmental Interests' with Dedications and Other Exactions," co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, APA, Kentucky Chapter (Fall 1994)

      "Developers, Dedications, and Dolan," published in Connecticut Planning, co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, APA (September/October 1994)

      "Dealing with Dolan, Practically and Jurisprudentially," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman (9/1994)

      "The Supreme Court Ruling in Dolan: Dedications, Exactions and Legitimate Governmental Interests," co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, APA, Los Angeles Section (August/September 1994)

      "Grass Roots Lobbying," published in ALI-ABA Land Use Institute Course Materials, co-authored with Jonathan Pelto and Michelle Wilke, vol. II (8/1994)

      "Dolan v. Tigard," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with R.J. Lyman, vol. 1 (8/1994)

      "ISTEA Annual Update," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with Peter Forand, vol. 1 (8/1994)

      "Some Practical Pointers for Limiting Land Use Liability," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with Rebecca Locketz (8/1994)

      "A Practical Guide to 'Substantially Advancing Legitimate Governmental Interests' with Dedications and Other Exactions," published in New England Planning, co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, APA (July/August 1994)

      "Testing the Constitutionality of Land Use Exactions in Dolan and Nollan," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored with R. Jeffrey Lyman, Land Use & Environmental Supplement (5/1994)

      "Testing the Constitutionality of Land Use Exactions in Dolan and Nollan," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report (3/1994)

      "Lucas: One Year Hence," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, Land Use & Zoning Supplement (8/1993)

      "The First Amendment and Land Use," co-authored with Brian Smith, Lauren Aguiar, and Daniel Mandelker, Annual Conference of the ALI-ABA (8/1993)

      "No, Norman, the Sky Is Not Falling," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report (July/August 1993)

      "How to Manage Community Growth," published in Practical Real Estate Lawyer, co-authored with Myron D. Dornic (5/1993)

      "The Supreme Court Takes on 'Takings': Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council," published in Planning Commissioners Journal, no. 8 (January/February 1993)

      "Avoiding the Shoals of Lucas: A Navigator’s Guide," published in Growth Management Reporter, vol. 1, no. 3 (1993)

      "Identifying & Beating a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation," published in Connecticut Real Estate Law Journal, vol. II, no. 2 (1993)

      "Lucas - A Year Later," published in Connecticut Real Estate Law Journal, vol. 11, no. 3 (1993)

      "Preparing for the Hearing: Ten Tips," published in Urban Land (10/1992)

      "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with Jeffrey A. Benson, vol. II (8/1992)

      "Local Growth Management," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with Myron D. Dornic, vol. II (8/1992)

      "State Regulatory Activity," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with James P. Horan, vol. II (8/1992)

      "An Illustration of How Best Management Practices May Be Applied to a Residential Community," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, vol. 1 (8/1992)

      "General Nationwide Permits," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with Lowell L. Peterson, vol. 1 (8/1992)

      "Wetlands Mitigation," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with Lowell L. Peterson, vol. 1 (8/1992)

      "New Hampshire Supreme Court Requires Inclusionary Zoning," published in Housing Quarterly, the newsletter of the Connecticut Lawyers Clearinghouse, on affordable housing and homelessness (Fall 1991)

      "State and Regional Regulatory Activity," co-authored with James P. Horan, ALI/ABA Land Use Institute, Coronado, California (7/1991)

      "The 1990 Federal Storm Water Regulations," co-authored with Rhonda Tobin, ALI-ABA Land Use Institute, Coronado, California (7/1991)

      "Land Use Strategies in a Down Economy," PAS Memo, American Planning Association (4/1991)

      "Wetlands Regulation," published in Handling Land Use & Environmental Problems of Real Estate, Practising Law Institute (3/1991)

      "The First Amendment in Land Use," published in Recent Developments in Land Use Law, produced by ALI-ABA for the video law review program (1/1991)

      "State and Regional Regulatory Activity," published in ALI-ABA Land Use Institute Course Materials, co-authored with Thomas P. Cody, Land Use Institute Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation, vol. II (8/1990)

      "Impact of 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 (Civil Rights Act) on Highway Departments, Personnel, and Officials," published in Legal Research Digest, co-authored with C. Luther Propst and Marsha Hutchinson, no. 11, by Transportation Research Board (5/1990)

      "Presenting Demonstrative Evidence in a Land Use Case," published in Practical Litigator, co-authored with Stuart R. Deans, vol. 1, no. 2, The American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education (3/1990)

      "The First Amendment in Land Use Law," published in ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, co-authored with Brian R. Smith, vol. 14, no. 4 (2/1990)

      "Issues of Professional Responsibility," published in Handling Land Use & Environmental Problems of Real Estate, Practising Law Institute (1990)

      "New Vested Property Rights Legislation: States Seek to Steady a Shaky Judicial Doctrine," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Patricia O’Leary Campanella and Donald L. Elliott, vol. 11, no. 11 (12/1988)

      "Flood Damage Protection: Impact of the National Flood Insurance Program," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report, co-authored with Raymond T. DeMeo, vol. 11, no. 9 (10/1988)

      "Commentary on First English and Nollan," published in Hofstra Property Law Journal 83-93 (Spring 1988)

      "Defensible Linkage," published in Journal of the American Planning Association, co-authored with Christine I. Andrew, vol. 54, no. 2, 199-209 (Spring 1988)

      "Section 404 Jurisdiction," published in Proceedings, Fourth Wetlands Conference, University of Connecticut, Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Report, no. 34 (3/1988)

      "Defensible Linkage," published in Development Impact Fees, co-authored with Christine I. Andrew, chap. 19, 227-41, Arthur C. Nelson, editor, APA Planner’s Press (1988)

      "Demystifying the Project Permit Process," published in Urban Waterfronts 87 Water: the Ultimate Amenity, summary of a conference from September 17 to 19, 1987, in Washington, D.C. (1988)

      "Outline for a Course in Floodplain Management Through Land Use Regulation," co-authored with John Pagini, proceedings of strengthening local flood protection programs, Association of Floodplain Managers, 259-74 (1986)

      "Local Governments and Park Natural Resources," published in Natural Resources Law and Policy and the National Park Service, co-authored with C. Luther Propst and Christopher J. Duerksen, duties, opportunities, and tools compiled by the Conservation Foundation for National Park Service's natural resource specialist trainees (1986)

      Inclusionary Zoning Moves Downtown (1985)

      "A Wetland Is a Wetland Is a Wetland," published in Inclusionary Zoning Moves Downtown, co-authored with Jeffrey H. Mills and Patricia A. Ayars (1985)

      "Land Use Regulation and Municipal Liability," published in Civil Rights Litigation and Attorneys Fees, Clark Boardman (1985)

      "Environmental Regulations: Techniques to Protect the Natural and Built Environment," published in Land Use Law for Planners and Lawyers, American Planning Association (1985)

      "Government Liability Under the Civil Rights Act of 1871," published in Land Use Law for Planners and Lawyers, American Planning Association (1985)

      "Legally, We’ve Been Had," published in Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, 51 Planning 8, Clark Boardman (1985)

      "Limiting Land Use Liability," published in Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, Clark Boardman (1985)

      "Regional General Welfare: The End of a Trend?" proceedings of the Institute on Planning, Zoning, and Eminent Domain, Southwestern Legal Foundation (1985)

      "Land Dedications in Lieu of Fees and Impact Fees: When Are They Legal?" pt. II, American Planning Association (1985)

      "Regulating Signs, Adult Entertainment Uses, and Video Arcades," pt. II, American Planning Association (1985)

      "Land Dedications in Lieu of Fees and Impact Fees: When Are They Legal?" published in Impact Fees-A Developer’s Manual, National Association of Home Builders (8/1984)

      "Accessory Apartments," published in Zoning and Planning Law Report (5/1983)

      "Land Use Liability Under Section 1983," published in Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys Newsletter (1983)

      "Commissioner’s Memo: Reducing the Risk of Liability," 48 Planning 11 (9/1982)

      "Legal Report: Antitrust Liability? Not to Worry.," 48 Planning 9 (4/1982)

      "Local Government Liability and Land Use," 64 Public Management 2 (2/1982)

      "Government Liability Under Section 1983," published in Land Use Law for Planners and Lawyers, American Planning Association (1981)

      "Constitutional Issues in Land Use Law: Equal Protection and the First Amendment," published in Land Use Law for Planners and Lawyers, American Planning Association (1981)

      "Accessory Apartments: Using Surplus Space in Single-Family Homes," published in Planning Advisory Service Report, co-authored with Patrick H. Hare and Susan Connor, no. 365, American Planning Association (1981)

      "Farmland and Open Space Preservation - Orchestration and Deification," the uses of open space in growth management, proceedings of Conference on Planning for Growth Management, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii (5/16/1980)

      "Legal Research for Planners," published in Practicing Planner (6/1979)

      "P.A. 490 - The Open Spaces Act," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (1/22/1979)

      "Legal Notes for Planners," published in Connecticut Planner, a continuing column in this newsletter of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (1979 to 1983)

      "Farmland Bill May Add Up to More Losses Than Gains," published in New York Times, sec. 11, p. 12 (4/2/1978)

      "Making TDR Work," published in North Carolina Law Review (1978)

      "Compensation in TDR Programs: Grand Central and the Search for the Holy Grail," published in Journal of Urban Law, co-authored with John Conrad (1978)

      "Employee Theft," published in 9 Criminal Justice Abstracts, co-authored with Ann Merriam, a bibliography on the transfer of development rights, Council of Planning Librarians Exchange, bibliography no. 1338 (8/1977)

      "Six Fact Patterns of Substantial Burden in RLUIPA: Lessons for Potential Litigants," coauthor (Spring 2009), published in Albany Government Law Review

      "Medical Marijuana with a Dash of Nutmeg: Our New World of 'No Knowns'," published in Connecticut Lawyer (October/November 2012)

      Moderated a panel webinar on the recent US Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (7/17/2013), with over 1000 participants.

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "The State of Takings after Koontz," panelist on webinar on Koontz, with 1,475 participants, sponsored by chapters of the American Planning Association (7/25/2013)

      "Learning from Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: Game Changer or Just a Little Rule Refinement?" moderated an American Planning Association webinar, with over 1000 participants, on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz (7/17/2013)

      "2013 Planning Law Review," moderated the American Planning Association annual review, with nearly 900 participants, on significant U.S. Supreme Court, federal district court, and state court decisions in the past year (6/26/2013)

      "Developments in Land Use Law," at International Municipal Lawyers Association Annual Conference (10/20/2012)

      "What We Must Never Forget: The Social Equity Obligations of Planners and Planning Officials," at Michigan Association of Planning Annual Conference (10/18/2012)

      "Planning Mistakes: Assessing, Learning, and Adapting," at American Planning Association National Teleconference (10/10/2012)

      "Land Use Law: What You Don’t Know WILL Hurt You – The Most Important Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year," at Southern New England American Planning Association Conference: Planning at the Crossroads, Panelist (9/2012)

      "American Planning Association's Annual Land Use Law Teleconference," (6/27/2012)

      "Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act Claims: Strategies for Local Governments to Avoid or Defend RLUIPA Actions," co-presented with Hiram B. Carey III, Karla L. Chaffee, Evan J. Seeman and John R. Bauer, William J. Kelleher III, webinar, presented by Strafford Publications (3/13/2012)

      "Alternative and Controversial Land Use Regulations," presented by Lorman Education Services (11/29/2011)

      "What We Must Never Forget: The Social Equity Obligations of Planners and Planning Officials," at Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture in Planning at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (11/9/2011)

      "The Global Spread of Private Communities: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Private Residential Neighborhoods and Their Impact on Land Planning, Regulation, and Public Governance," at World Jurist Association's 24th Biennial Congress on the Law of the World in Prague, Czech Republic (10/27/2011)

      "Federal Zoning v. Home Rule: What Happens When the U.S. Government Starts Dictating Local Zoning," at Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, moderator (6/23/2011)

      "Out of the Nest: Getting Students Published," at Practically Grounded: Best Practices for Skill Building in Teaching Land Use, Environmental, and Sustainable Development Law (5/5/2011)

      "Evening with the Fellows," at Columbia University for Metro New York Chapter members of the American Planning Association and students of Columbia University (4/15/2011)

      "2010 ZiPLeR Awards," at Connecticut Land Use Law for Municipal Land Use Agencies, Boards, and Commissions at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, sponsored by the Planning & Zoning Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (3/12/2011)

      "RLUIPA Is No Trump Card: How to Stop Claims and Successfully Defend Against Them," at RLUIPA/Free Exercise and Land Use Controls: The Clash Comes to NH workshop of the New Hampshire Municipal Lawyers Association in Concord, New Hampshire (2/23/2011)

      "Updating Land Use and Zoning Ordinances," at a national Webinar for Lorman Education Services (2/2011)

      "2009 Zoning and Planning Law Report Awards," at Colorado Bar Association's National Continuing Education Conference (1/2011)

      "Recent National Developments," at Connecticut Bar Association's Fifth Annual Property Rights Seminar (12/2010)

      "U.S. Supreme Court's 2004-2005 Land Use Cases," at 23rd Annual National CLE Conference sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association in Colorado in conjunction with the Law Education Institute; also member of panel discussion with lawyers from around the country regarding takings issues (1/5/2006)

      "The Law and Planning of Public Open Spaces (The Big Dig and Beyond)," at Big Dig Symposium, Boston College (8/9/2005)

      "The Changing National Landscape on Local Land Use Challenges—The Attack on the Public Purpose Rule and Other Principles," at Municipal Law Conference 2005, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, keynote speaker (2/4/2005)

      "Housing and Regulatory Streamlining," at Planning Reform in the New Century Conference, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, commentator for Anthony Downs and Charles Daye (12/4/2004)

      "Sea Level Rise. Let the Lawsuits Begin! Legal Issues Only a Lawyer Could Love," at Municipal Workshop on Climate Change and Its Impact on Shoreline Communities, Guilford, Connecticut (11/19/2004)

      "Current Legal Real Estate Issues in Connecticut," at 2004 Connecticut Commercial Real Estate Conference, Farmington, Connecticut, panelist with Eugene A. Marconi and Elliott B. Pollack, with Katherine A. Pancak moderating (11/8/2004)

      "Homeland Security and Real Estate," at 2004 Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting, New York, New York, panelist with Rufus C. Young, Jr., with Roger Platt moderating (11/4/2004)

      "The Shift Towards Greater Protection of Private Property Rights," at program on Land Use and Property Rights in America, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts (10/18/2004)

      "Public Trust Issues in Projects Like the Big Dig," at The Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 2004 Fall Conference, Newton Center, Massachusetts (10/7/2004)

      "Homeland Security: Land Use Planning and Real Estate," at International Municipal Lawyers Association 2004 Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas (10/4/2004)
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      "Moratoria," at Pace Law School's Center for Continuing Legal Education program on Emerging Issues and Innovations in Land Use Law, Pace University, White Plains, New York (9/29/2004)

      "Update on Homeland Security and Land Use," at American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Twentieth Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, Massachusetts (8/26 to 8/28/2004)
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      "Land Use, Planning, and Environmental Law," at Audio-Conference Training Program, American Planning Association (6/23/2004)

      "Homeland Security Begins at Home," at Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont (6/10/2004)

      "Homeland Security: Local Planning and Regulatory Review to Improve Security," at Connecticut Bar Association, Planning and Zoning Section Meeting, New Haven, Connecticut (5/26/2004)

      "Anatomy of a Planning Board/Zoning Board Hearing — Mock Proceedings," at The Center for American and International Law, Land Use Law Conference, Albany, New York (5/20 to 5/21/2004)

      "Homeland Security Impact on Planning," at Education Summit II, American Planning Association, 2004 National Planning Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, keynote speaker (4/24 to 4/28/2004)

      "Moratoria," at American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Eleventh Annual Inverse Condemnation and Related Government Liability Conference, Washington, District of Columbia (4/22 to 4/24/2004)

      "Zoning Clinic," at Audio-Conference Training Program, American Planning Association (2/18/2004)

      "Homeland Security Begins at Home — A Look at Homeland Security Issues at the Town Level," at Association of Towns of the State of New York, 2004 Annual Meeting, New York, New York (2/16/2004)

      "Defensible Moratoria," at Connecticut Bar Association, Advanced Seminar on Updates on Critical Areas of the Practice, New Britain, Connecticut (2/13/2004)

      "Overview of Substantive Takings Law," at Georgetown University Law Center, CLE/Environmental Law & Policy Institute, 6th Annual Conference (10/30 to 10/31/2003)

      "New Concepts in Regulating Land Use - Homeland Security Issues: A Land Use Checklist," at Utah Land Use Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah, co-presented with Rufus Calhoun Young, Jr. (10/8/2003)

      "Current Land Use Issues - Moratoria, Affordability Controls, and Referenda on Affordable Housing," at Utah Land Use Institute, Salt Lake City, UT (10/8/2003)

      "Defensible Moratoria," at Orange County Municipal Planning Federation Annual Meeting, Slate Hill, NY (9/25/2003)

      "Defensible Moratoria," at Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association, Fall Conference, Concord, NH (9/25 to 9/26/2003)

      "Exclusionary Zoning Issues in the 21st Century," at American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Nineteenth Annual Land Use Institute, Santa Fe, NM, co-presented with Professor Daniel R. Mandelker with Frank Schnidman moderating (8/21 to 8/23/2003)
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      "The Big Issue in Takings Law These Days: What is the Relevant Parcel," at A Summer Brown Bag Lecture Series, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT (6/11/2003)

      "Case Studies in Water Protection Through Land Use Regulation," at Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) U3 Conference, University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT (5/19/2003)

      "Writing Moratoria After Tahoe: Legal Implications and How to Write a Legally Defensible Ordinance," at Growth Management: Impacts and Options Conference, Albuquerque, NM (4/12/2003)

      "Analysis and Review of Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency," at American Bar Association, State and Local Government Law Section, San Francisco, CA, co-presented with Gideon Kanner and Professor Robert H. Freilich (4/9 to 4/11/2003)

      "Ethics and the Handling of a Hearing," at Institute for Local Government Studies of The Center for American and International Law in cooperation with the American Bar Association, State and Local Government Law Section, San Francisco, CA (4/9 to 4/11/2003)

      "Church v. State," at American Planning Association, co-presented with Michael S. Giaimo (4/2003)

      "Beyond Neighborhood Discussion," at American Planning Association, 2003 National Planning Conference, Denver, CO, co-presented with Richard Anderson, Leon Eplan, Richard Tustian, Karen Walz, Paul Sedway and Peter Calthorpe (3/29 to 4/2/2003)

      "Defensible Moratoria," at American Planning Association, 2003 National Planning Conference, Denver, CO, co-presented with Deborah M. Rosenthal (3/29 to 4/2/2003)

      "Make No Little Boxes," at American Planning Association, 2003 National Planning Conference, Denver, CO, co-presented with Lane H. Kendig and Michael V. Dyett (3/29 to 4/2/2003)

      "Ethical Scenarios and Solutions," at American Planning Association, 2003 National Planning Conference, Denver, CO, co-presented with Floyd Lapp, William M. Harris, Jr., and Sue E. Pratt (3/29 to 4/2/2003)

      "Greyfields' Redevelopment - What Can Be Done with That Rundown Vacant Strip Mall," at Connecticut Federation of Planning and Zoning Agencies, 55th Annual Meeting, Southington, CT (3/20/2003)

      "Planning and Zoning Statute Overview and Public Hearing Procedures and Practices," "Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act," "Horizontal Drilling: Community Impacts and Concerns," and "Conflicts of Interest and Code of Ethics" (8/18/2012), all presented at Kansas Association of County Planning and Zoning Officials' Planning and Zoning Workshop

      "The AICP Code of Ethics (And More!)," at Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Annual Conference (6/7/2012 to 6/8/2012)

      Delivered presentations on conducting public hearings and ethics and professional practice at the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association (10/24/2012)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • April 1, 2014

        Hartford Lawyer Speaks on Takings Law, Zoning, and Koontz

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      • March 17, 2014

        Dwight Merriam Presents on Key Land Use Issues in January

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      • January 30, 2014

        Dwight Merriam Covers the 2013 ZiPLeRs in the Zoning and Planning Law Report

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      • January 9, 2014

        Dwight Merriam Addresses Eminent Domain, Koontz, and Development Agreements

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      • December 31, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Participate in National Teleconference on Government Law

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      • December 18, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Promotes Numerous Land Use Events in Early Fall

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      • December 10, 2013

        Hartford Lawyer Speaks on Land Use Issues

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      • November 15, 2013

        LandLaw Lawyers Speak at SNEAPA Annual Conference

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      • November 11, 2013

        Hartford LandLaw Lawyers Participate in Environmental Justice Panel

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      • October 7, 2013

        R&C Lawyers Speak on Koontz Issues at SNHPC Roundtable

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      • September 23, 2013

        Hartford Lawyer Pens Article on Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages

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      • September 5, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Authors Article for APA Publication

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      • August 26, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Presents Workshop on Local Regulation of Medical Marijuana

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      • August 5, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Participates in APA Webinars on Recent Supreme Court Decision

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      • July 30, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Co-author Article on Religious Land Use

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      • July 15, 2013

        Hartford Lawyer Presents Awards and Speaks at New Jersey Judge's Retirement Ceremony

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      • July 10, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Moderates APA's Annual Planning Law Review

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      • June 27, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Presents on Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law

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      • May 23, 2013

        Robinson+Cole Sponsors NCCJ Annual Dinner

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      • May 20, 2013

        Hartford Lawyer Becomes Chair of Fellows Education and Program Committee

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      • April 24, 2013

        Hartford Lawyer Co-authors Report on Community Planning for the Deceased

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      • April 1, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Gives Keynote Address at the 2013 PLPR 7th International Conference

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      • March 15, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Covers the 2012 ZiPLeRs in the Zoning and Planning Law Report

      • March 4, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Edits Book on the Latest Developments in Land Use Law

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      • February 19, 2013

        Dwight Merriam to Moderate Takings Law Teleconference

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      • February 5, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Speaks at CLE and Ski Conference

      • January 17, 2013

        Land Law Lawyers Speak at CBA Property Rights Seminar

      • January 4, 2013

        Dwight Merriam Article in Connecticut Lawyer Studies Connecticut’s Legalization of Marijuana

      • December 26, 2012

        Dwight Merriam Article Summarizes Key Connecticut Supreme Court Land Use Cases in 2012

      • October 29, 2012

        Dwight Merriam’s Most Recent Speaking Tour

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      • October 9, 2012

        Dwight Merriam and Evan Seeman Launch RLUIPA-Defense Website

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      • September 28, 2012

        Dwight Merriam Presents Award and Speaks About Medical Marijuana at American Bar Association Annual Meeting

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      • September 18, 2012

        Land Use Lawyers Speaking at 2012 Southern New England American Planning Association Conference

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      • August 31, 2012

        Dwight Merriam Taking on Three New Leadership Roles

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      • August 22, 2012

        Dwight Merriam Delivers Presentations to the American Planning Association and Kansas Association of County Planning and Zoning Officials

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      • August 7, 2012

        Dwight Merriam Delivers Presentation to Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors

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      • July 19, 2012

        LandLaw Lawyer Writes About Growing Food Locally

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      • July 6, 2012

        Connecticut Law Tribune Seeks Analysis from Land Use Lawyer

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      • June 19, 2012

        Land Use Lawyers Write About the Popularity of Land Banking and the Clean Water Act

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      • June 14, 2012

        LandLaw Lawyers Honor the Passing of Mentor Terry Tondro

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      • April 19, 2012

        Land Use Lawyer Writes About Medical Marijuana and Constant Changes in Land Law

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      • March 30, 2012

        Trial and Land Use Lawyers Present Webinar on Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act

      • February 7, 2012

        New Books From Land Law Lawyer Dwight Merriam

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      • January 20, 2012

        Land Use Lawyer Addresses World Jurist Association in Prague and Speaks to Other Organizations in Last Quarter of 2011

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      • October 20, 2011

        Managing Partner Encourages Pro Bono Work at Summit

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      • July 12, 2011

        Land Use Lawyer Discusses How Law Students Can Have Their Writing Published

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      • July 1, 2011

        Dwight Merriam Moderates Session on Federal Zoning and Home Rule

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      • June 21, 2011

        Dwight Merriam Gives Commencement Address at the University of North Carolina Department of City and Regional Planning

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      • June 13, 2011

        Pro Bono Committee Plans Summit to Encourage Pro Bono Legal Work

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      • June 6, 2011

        LandLaw Lawyer Publishes Article on Alternative Treatment Systems

      • May 11, 2011

        Attorney Presents on Smart Growth, Sprawl, and Infrastructure Financing

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      • April 22, 2011

        Land Law Lawyer Talks to Planners and Students at Columbia University

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      • April 5, 2011

        Land Law Lawyers Deliver Presentations for Connecticut Planning and Zoning Officials

      • March 16, 2011

        Dwight Merriam Speaks on Recent Developments under RLUIPA

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      • March 1, 2011

        LandLaw Lawyer Moderates National Land Use and Zoning Webinar

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      • February 8, 2011

        LandLaw Lawyer’s Article “Beach Blanket Bingo” Published

      • January 21, 2011

        LandLaw Lawyer Speaks at Conference and Teleconferences

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      • January 14, 2011

        Dwight Merriam Quoted in Washington State Newspaper

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      • December 30, 2010

        LandLaw Lawyer Publishes Third Cutting Edge Book

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      • December 23, 2010

        LandLaw Lawyer Presents Distinguished Service Award to Professor

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      • December 17, 2010

        LandLaw Partners Speak at Property Rights Seminar

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      • December 7, 2010

        LandLaw Lawyer Celebrates 50th State

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      • December 1, 2010

        LandLaw Lawyer Recognizes Judge in Article

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      • November 23, 2010

        LandLaw Lawyer Works on Multiple Projects and Receives Awards

      • September 3, 2010

        Home is Where the Tax Exemption is

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      • August 27, 2010

        Dwight H. Merriam Elected Chair of American Bar Association (ABA) Section of State & Local Government Law

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      • July 21, 2010

        Court of Claims Adds $100 Million for Eminent Domain Taking

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      • July 13, 2010

        West Publishing Selects Writings by Land Use Lawyers for its Annual Compendium of Leading Articles

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      • July 8, 2010

        Dwight Merriam Shares Insights on Supreme Court Decision Stop the Beach Renourishment

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      • June 30, 2010

        Dwight Merriam Weighs in on “Judicial Takings” Ruling Article in Law360

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      • June 14, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Wins Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award

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      • June 2, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Coauthors Chapter in Homeland Security and Emergency Management: A Legal Guide for State and Local Governments and Speaks Around the Country

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      • April 21, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Speaks at Conferences in Connecticut, Colorado, and Georgia

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      • April 5, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Speaks at Various Teleconferences on Land Law Topics

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      • March 18, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Publishes Materials on Land Use and Zoning

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      • February 22, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Speaks at Meetings in Colorado and Connecticut

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      • January 25, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Authors Materials on Land Use and Zoning

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      • October 19, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Quoted in The New York Times on the “Right to Dry”

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      • September 2, 2009

        Books by Robinson & Cole LandLaw Partners on Best Seller List

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      • June 29, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Authors Article for Environmental Law Journal

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      • May 21, 2009

        Robinson & Cole LandLaw Partners Publish Articles in Leading Book on Planning

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      • May 1, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Publishes Book on Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act

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      • April 28, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Publishes Article on Zoning Appeals

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      • February 26, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner to Make Appearance on Radio Talk Show on Friday the 27th

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      • January 8, 2009

        Robinson & Cole LandLaw Partner Authors Blog and Publishes Fifth Book

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      • November 24, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Attorneys Participate in Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Seminar

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      • November 19, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Partner Authors Article on Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders

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      • November 11, 2008

        Robinson & Cole LandLaw Attorneys Participate in CBA Advanced Land Use Law Seminar

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      • November 5, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Speaks at Conferences in Nevada and New York

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      • August 14, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Partner Moderates National ABA National Teleconference

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      • August 5, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Quoted in National Articles

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      • August 1, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Publishes Article

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      • July 10, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Speaks on "Recent Developments in Inverse Condemnation"

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      • July 3, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner As Keynote Speaker at Annual Land Use Law Conference

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      • June 24, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Elected Chairman of Advisory Board

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      • June 17, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Speaks at Annual Land Use Institute

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      • March 26, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Speaks at RMLUI Annual Conference

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      • March 18, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Speaks at CLE Conference

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      • February 5, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Land Use Partner Gives Back

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 22, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces Annual Pro Bono, Mentor, and Community Service Awards

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 21, 2013

        Local Organizations Recognize Robinson & Cole’s Pro Bono Service

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      • June 10, 2013

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 17 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • September 14, 2012

        Ten Robinson & Cole Attorneys Selected as “Lawyers of the Year”

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 7, 2012

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 16 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

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      • March 14, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Renames Two Robinson & Cole Partners to Top 50 List in Connecticut

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      • October 14, 2011

        Five Robinson & Cole Attorneys Selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in Hartford

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      • September 12, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 17, 2011

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Six Practices, Names 12 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers