Law Seminars International Presents: A Comprehensive One-Day Seminar on

Regulatory Takings
Recent court decisions and evolving legal and regulatory landscapes

May 30, 2012
Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, property owners, policy makers, real estate and environmental professionals, governmental representatives and consultants

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys, property owners, and even judges often struggle to understand the complexities of the federal and Washington law that dictates when regulation goes "too far" and becomes a "taking" for which compensation is due. What analyses determine when government has crossed that line? Are the rules different in federal and state courts, and for real property and other property? How do constitutional limitations and concepts find their way into state land use legislation? When is a takings claim ripe for litigation, and what tips should you keep in mind when trying a takings case?

This seminar tackles these and other thorny issues raised by takings law. You will not only learn what the law is and how best to navigate it, but will also be invited to join in a critical and thought-provoking exploration of what the law should be.

~ G. Richard Hill, Esq. and Roger Wynne, Esq., Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Introduction & Overview

G. Richard Hill, Esq., Program Co-Chair
McCullough Hill, PS / Seattle, WA

Roger Wynne, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Seattle City Attorney's Office / Seattle, WA

8:45 am

Federal Regulatory Takings Overview and Update

What is the law and how is it changing?

G. Richard Hill, Esq., Program Co-Chair
McCullough Hill, PS / Seattle, WA

9:15 am

State Regulatory Takings Overview and Update

Why is Washington regulatory takings law so different from federal law? Should it be?

Roger Wynne, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Seattle City Attorney's Office / Seattle, WA

9:45 am


10:00 am

Exactions under Nollan/Dolan and RCW 82.02

When a landowner may be entitled to relief, and when not

Jeffrey M. Eustis, Esq.
Aramburu & Eustis, LLP / Seattle, WA

10:45 am

Ethical Issues and Regulatory Takings

Navigating the RPCs through the Regulatory Process and Takings Litigation

Tadas Kisielius, Esq.
Van Ness Feldman GordonDerr / Seattle, WA

11:45 am


1:00 pm

Non Real (Not Unreal) Property Takings

Developments in the nine years since Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington

Kathleen M. O'Sullivan, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

1:45 pm

Statutory Law and Takings in Washington and Oregon

Taking the Initiative: Would Washington Benefit from New Statutory Takings Law Given Oregon's Experience?

James D. Howsley, Esq.
Jordan Ramis PC / Vancouver, WA

2:15 pm

Doctrine of Unconstitutional Conditions

A Reexamination of the Doctrine's Application to Regulatory Takings

Brian T. Hodges, Esq.
Pacific Legal Foundation / Bellevue, WA

2:45 pm


3:00 pm

Groundhog Day: Ripeness and Justiciability of Regulatory Takings Claims.

Kathleen J. Haggard, Esq.
Dionne & Rorick LLP / Seattle, WA

3:30 pm

Trying the Takings Case

The Trial Before The Trial - The Practicalities of Effective Case Preparation and Strategy Before Filing and Hearing

Samuel A. Rodabough, Esq.
Groen Stephens & Klinge LLP / Bellevue, WA

Matthew J. Segal, Esq.
Pacifica Law Group / Seattle, WA

Sarah Christine Johnson, Esq.
Pacifica Law Group / Seattle, WA

4:45 pm

Wrap Up

Roger Wynne, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Seattle City Attorney's Office / Seattle, WA

5:00 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn



Regular tuition for this program is $695 with a group rate of $520 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $465. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $347.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a Homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: This program qualifies for 6.5 WA CLE (incl. 1 ethics); 7.5 WA RE CH (pending); 7.5 WA APP CH (pending) credits. Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


The workshop will be held at the Washington State Convention Center at 800 Convention Place in Seattle, WA 98101.
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If You Cannot Attend

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a DVD recording and the course materials (either a binder or searchable CD), is available for $705. The course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your Homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or from the date we receive payment.
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Faculty Bios

G. Richard Hill, Program Co-Chair and partner at McCullough Hill, PS, focuses on the land use entitlement process throughout Western Washington, assisting clients in obtaining governmental approvals for commercial, residential, educational, life sciences and recreational developments. He is listed in Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers.

Roger Wynne, Program Co-Chair, is the Director of the Land Use Section of the Seattle City Attorney's Office. He is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and is listed in Super Lawyers. He's authored several articles, including, The Path Out of Washington's Takings Quagmire: The Case for Adopting the Federal Takings Analysis.

Jeffrey M. Eustis, partner at Aramburu & Eustis, LLP, focuses on land use and zoning, environmental, and administrative, real estate law and litigation and appeals. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Seattle University School of Law where he teaches courses on growth management and environmental law. He's listed in Super Lawyers.

Kathleen Haggard, partner with Dionne & Rorick, LLP, represents local public agencies including cities, towns, school districts, and port districts in a wide range of land use cases. Prior to joining Dionne & Rorick in 2004, Kathleen defended the City of Seattle against tort lawsuits, and served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington.

Brian T. Hodges, Managing Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation's Northwest Center, concentrates on regulatory takings, due process, land use, water law, environmental law, growth management, Indian law, and administrative law. Previously, he served as a judicial clerk at Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Full bio and contact info for Brian T. Hodges at Pacific Legal Foundation

James D. Howsley, Jordan Ramis PC, focuses on land use law. He is known for finding creative, cost effective solutions to challenges that could hamper a project. He represents companies, developers and builders throughout Oregon and Washington. He's authored many articles, including Measure 49 Measured Up.
Full bio and contact info for James D. Howsley at Jordan Ramis PC

Sarah C. Johnson, Pacifica Law Group, practices litigation at the trial and appellate court level in both federal and state courts. She's experienced in constitutional law, election law, environmental law, eminent domain, insurance coverage, and complex commercial matters. She has also provided general counsel services to various local government clients, with a focus on issues unique to public entities.
Full bio and contact info for Sarah Christine Johnson at Pacifica Law Group

Tadas Kisielius, Van Ness Feldman GordonDerr, represents clients on issues pertaining to land use and water resources law. He has worked with clients in drafting, adopting and defending regulations required by the Growth Management Act, Shoreline Management Act and the State Environmental Policy Act and has represented clients to secure land use approvals for development projects.

Kathleen M. O'Sullivan, partner in and Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Group at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on complex business litigation, class action defense, constitutional litigation and appellate litigation. She has repeatedly been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Samuel A. Rodabough, Groen Stephens & Klinge LLP, practices land use, real property and administrative law. He is experienced in litigating takings claims and pursuing other claims against local, state, and federal government. Previously, he served as a judicial clerk to Justice James M. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court.

Matthew J. Segal, Pacifica Law Group partner, focuses on litigation of appellate matters, constitutional law, municipal law, media law, insurance coverage, commercial and corporate disputes, and environmental and land use actions. He has presented arguments in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Washington Supreme Court.
Full bio and contact info for Matthew J. Segal at Pacifica Law Group