Reimagining Land Use Boards during COVID-19

Christopher A. Erd, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present the webinar, “Reimagining Land Use Boards during COVID-19,” hosted by the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA) as part of its Law Day celebrations.

Reimagining Land Use Boards

Discussion topics will include:

  • Changes to the law due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • Application and hearing prep
  • Virtual meetings and public access
  • Predictions for the future, such as the use of virtual/remote technology

Participants will also have time for a Q&A session. There will be a nominal fee of $25 for SCBA members who want CLE credit, but the webinar is free to the public.

When: Thursday, May 6, 2021

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

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About Chris Erd

Chris devotes his practice primarily to land use and zoning, environmental, regulatory permitting, real estate transactions, community associations, leases, landlord/tenant, business counseling, and transactions. He regularly appears before municipal and county land use agencies on various development applications. Chris has been involved in land use approvals, leases, and sales for energy projects, including solar and battery storage.

In November of 2009, Chris was a member of a distinguished panel of speakers discussing land use and zoning issues and procedures in New Jersey at the”2009 Annual Planning Conference” for licensed professional planners, held by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick.

Chris was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District XI Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee and served as Chairman. He was also Chairman of the Branchburg Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and was formerly a member of the Branchburg Township Environmental Commission, the Branchburg Township Wildlife Management Committee, and the Bedminster Township Environmental Commission. In addition, he has been an officer and general counsel for community associations.