Joel Ellinwood, AICP, senior associate at Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, will present two continuing legal education seminars at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, September 27 – 30, 2007, in Anaheim, California. 

Get to the Bottom Line: Development Economics for Real Estate Attorneys will be presented on Thursday, September 27  at 2:15 – 4:15.  Joining Mr. Ellinwood on the panel will be Michael Kvarme, an attorney specializing in real estate finance;  Aaron Gruen, a development economics and market research consultant and Jim Hurley, who has experience as both a developer and a major investment fund manager.  The presentation is aimed at helping real estate attorneys gain a better understanding of how developers make a profit (or lose their shirts). Public and private sector attorneys will leave with insight into how to better service their clients.

Hidden Land Use Fees will be the topic of a provocative dialogue between Mr. Ellinwood and Adam U. Lindgren, City Attorney for the City of Rancho Cordova and co-author and editor of the CEB Publication, California Land Use Practice.  The focus will be on how to best protect clients’ interests in coping with California’s chaotic and inefficient regulation of land use that drives up development time lines, costs and risk. The presentation will by on Sunday, September 30 from 10 am – noon.

Bill Abbott, a partner with the firm, will be speaking at the California Chapter of the American Planning Association Annual Meeting in San Jose.  He will be involved in a session on Regional Transportation Mitigation Fees on Tuesday, October 2 at 1:30pm.  More information about the meeting can be found at the CCAPA website