2009 Ethical Considerations in Land Use

The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 41, No. 3, p. 529, Summer 2009

18 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2009  

Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: Summer 2009

Abstract

This article is one in a series of annual updates on reported cases and opinions in the area of ethics and land use regulation, A number of themes emerged from the round of litigation in the last year. The most surprising discovery was for a second year in a row, the number of reported cases involving allegations of unethical conduct on the part of land use attorneys. This article reviews these cases, as well as cases involving conflicts based on community involvement, familial relationships, employment and finacial interests; and cases involving allegations of bias and prejudgment.

Keywords: conflicts of interest, ethics, land use, bias in zoning

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Salkin, Patricia, 2009 Ethical Considerations in Land Use (Summer 2009). The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 41, No. 3, p. 529, Summer 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1493502

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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