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Protecting Your Property Rights: How to Win the Games Governments Play

February 20, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM EST

Speakers: Timothy S. Hollister

February 20, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM EST

National Association of Home Builders

Las Vegas Convention Center

Shipman & Goodwin attorney Timothy Hollister will participate as a panelist at the 2019 International Builders’ Show. The panel will discuss how state law and local regulations protect property rights, as well as the right to development permits and the right to be free of government interference after a permit is granted. The panelists will also review legal protections available for builders and developers, and hear examples of how governments interfere with projects, providing attendees with information on when and how to push back and protect their property rights.

Topics will include:

  • Review basic property rights protections under federal, state and local laws.
  • Learn trends land use attorneys are seeing from government agencies to deny, obstruct or delay projects.
  • Hear case studies involving development projects from across the country, and how property owners successfully overcame governmental roadblocks.
  • Identify key areas to watch for to prevent government abuse and protect property rights, and learn when to fight back.


  • Timothy Hollister, Shipman & Goodwin, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Felicia Watson, JD, LLM, National Association of Home Builders, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Gus Bauman, JD, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, District of Columbia
  • Kenneth Bley, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, Los Angeles, California

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