What Roles do Public Attorneys Play When the Lights go Dark in Local Office Buildings?

Event Description

Online registration for this event is closed, please e-mail kkozicky@mnbars.org to register.

Remote Only Event

Post Pandemic office vacancies, of all types and locations are presenting the greatest and most difficult land use challenges that our cities have faced since online shopping rendered brick and mortar retail buildings obsolete. Learn more about the breadth and depth of this problem from an expert panel of municipal experts, developers, city attorneys and downtown advocates. Case studies will focus on the legal components associated with different strategies to address these issues.


Robert Bauer, Attorney, Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer, P.A.
John Breitinger, Executive Director and Practice Leader, Cushman & Wakefield
Jon Commers, Founder and Managing Principal, Visible City
Adam Duinick, President, Minneapolis Downtown Council
John Shardlow, FAICP, Senior Principal (retired), Stantec
Bob Streetar, DPA, Principal and Project Manager, Streetar Consulting
Jim Thomson, Shareholder, Kennedy & Graven
Steve Wellington, CEO Wellington Management

CLE Credits: 2.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for 503722

Public Law or Real Property Section Member- Free
Member, not in section- $15
Non-member- $45
Law Student & New Admittee- Free


Registration Deadline: 11am, April 22nd, 2024 . To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event. A calendar file with a Zoom link is available for download in the automatic receipt.

Program Manager: Kelly Kozicky |  kkozicky@mnbars.org | 612-278-6351

Payments/Cancellations: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.


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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom