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Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District
Implications for property owners and local governments

July 11, 2013
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12-1 pm Pacific / 3-4 pm Eastern

Who Should Call In

Private practitioners, developers and state and local government attorneys involved in real estate or land use permitting questions that could lead to regulatory takings claims

Why You Should Call In

On June 25, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that is likely to lead to more regulatory takings challenges by property owners. In Koontz v. St. John's River Water Management District, the Court held that the infamous Nollan/Dolan standards governing the constitutionality of conditions imposed on the issuance of land use permits also apply both when the government denies a land use permit and when the government demands a payment of money, rather than just placing a specific burden on property interests.

Although the Nollan/Dolan standards have established rules for evaluating the constitutionality of conditions imposed on the issuance of land use permits, until now the Court never opined on whether those rules apply when the applicant has been told in advance what the conditions will be, the applicant then refuses to accept them, and the agency thereafter denies the permit. The property owner in this case (Koontz) was seeking to develop part of his Florida wetlands property. The local district denied the permit and required as a condition for approval a payment of money that would be used to protect wetlands miles away. The Florida Supreme Court reversed a trial court decision in favor of Koontz, holding that Nollan/Dolan doesn't apply when a permit is denied and doesn't cover cash payments. The Supreme Court reversed on both questions in a 5-4 decision, with the dissenters warning that local governments may face a wave of new takings litigation as a result.

In this one-hour TeleBriefing, a distinguished panel of experts in takings litigation will assess the implications of this important decision and provide practical guidance for both defending and pursuing regulatory takings claims.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

12:00 pm

Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District

Introduction & Overview

Michael M. Berger, Esq., Moderator, Partner
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP / Los Angeles, CA

Property Owner's Perspective

Amy Boulris, Esq., Shareholder
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. / Miami, FL

Government/Environmental Perspective

John D. Echeverria, Esq., Professor of Law
Vermont Law School / ,

1:00 pm

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)



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Our Distinguished Panel

Michael Berger, Esq., moderator, partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, co-chair's the Appellate Practice Group. One of the top land use and condemnation lawyers in the United States, he has argued four regulatory taking cases in the United States Supreme Court and filed amicus curiae briefs in many others, including the Koontz case.

Amy Brigham Boulris, Esq., shareholder, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., focuses her practice on the defense of property rights in the context of eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property-related civil rights claims, and related land-use litigation. In addition to her property rights work, she is active at all levels of state and federal courts of appeal.

John Echeverria, Esq., professor, Vermont Law School, previously served for 12 years as executive director of the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to that, he was general counsel of the National Audubon Society and general counsel and conservation director of American Rivers, Inc.