The John Marshall Law School 15th Kratovil Conference on Real Estate Law & Practice
Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
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This event is free to attend; however, registration is required.

What does the recent U.S. Supreme Court regulatory-takings decision in Murr v. Wisconsin mean for the real estate industry, its attorneys, landowners, and local government? Before the opinion was issued, both sides in the Murr case had sought guidance on how to define the “property” that is the subject of a claimed regulatory taking. Now that the court has spoken, many argue that it continues the muddled analysis of the line of regulatory-takings cases that preceded it, rather than clarifying the tests to be applied.

Hear those who were among the lawyers writing the briefs and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court on the Advocates Panel. This group of attorneys and scholars will explain the public policy issues and significance of the decision in regulatory takings law.

Our Practitioner/Industry Panel will look at the decision in the context of commercial real estate transactions. What are the lessons from the case? How can real estate owners, with the help of their attorneys, potentially avoid some of the adverse impacts of this case?

Join us as we explore what this opinion will mean for the future of regulatory takings and the property rights of landowners.

8:30–8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
Darby Dickerson Dean Darby Dickerson
The John Marshall Law School
Celeste Hammond Professor Celeste M. Hammond
Director, Center for Real Estate Law
The John Marshall Law School

8:45–10:45 a.m.
Advocates Panel
David L. Callies David L. Callies
Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law
University of Hawaii at Mȧnoa
Owner's Argument
John Groen John Groen
Executive Vice President/General Counsel
Pacific Legal Foundation
Steven J. Eagle Steven J. Eagle
Professor of Law
George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Government/Community Argument
John Escheverria John Escheverria
Professor of Law
Vermont Law School
Michael Allan Wolf Michael Allan Wolf
Professor of Law; Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law

10:45 a.m.–11 a.m.

11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Janet Johnson Janet M. Johnson
Partner (transactional and development attorney)
Schiff Hardin LLP
David Silverman David S. Silverman
Partner (municipal and land use attorney)
Ancel Glink
Steven M. Elrod Steven M. Elrod
Partner (municipal, land use, and development attorney)
Holland & Knight LLP

12:45 p.m.–1 p.m.
Questions & Answers

Sponsorships Available
Law firms and organizations interested in sponsorship options should contact Professor Celeste M. Hammond, Director, Center for Real Estate Law, at or 312.427.2737 ext. 366

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Center for Real Estate Law
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