Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SENLSA Spring 2019 Seminar



March 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mahoney State Park
Peter Kiewit Lodge
Nebraska Room


Environmental & Regulatory Overview of Land Use
Rules and Regs Impacting Development


James E. Lang
Attorney, Managing Member, Lang Law LLC

Benjamin E. Busboom
Attorney, Baird Holm Law Firm

David C. Levy
Attorney, Partner, Baird Holm Law Firm


8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn


James E. Lang
Attorney, Managing Member, Lang Law LLC

James E. Lang focuses his practice on land use law, zoning,
real estate and commercial law. He represents clients in all
aspects of real estate law, including property acquisition
and disposition, land use, development and redevelopment,
leasing and real estate finance and entity structuring.
Mr. Lang’s clients consist of real estate developers and
redevelopers in the Omaha metropolitan area. Mr. Lang
has lectured on real estate related matters at seminars and
workshops in the Omaha metropolitan area. He is admitted
to practice law in the State and Federal courts of Nebraska
and Iowa and is a member the Nebraska State and Iowa
State Bar Associations. Mr. Lang received his B.S. degree
from the University of Nebraska and his J.D. degree from
Creighton University.

Benjamin E. Busboom
Attorney, Baird Holm Law Firm

Ben Busboom specializes in environmental and energy
matters. Ben’s legal and technical tenure within the
environmental and energy industries enables him to provide
a level of service unique to both Nebraska and the Midwest.
Prior to moving back to his home state of Nebraska and
joining Baird Holm, Ben worked for a Fortune 500 energy
company, an international engineering firm, and an AmLaw
200 law firm’s national energy and environmental practice
group. Ben’s individual legal work has been repeatedly
recognized by Super Lawyers who named him a 2018 Great
Plains Rising Star and a 2017 Missouri & Kansas Rising Star
in the field of Energy and Natural Resource Law.
Ben regularly provides counsel on matters pertaining to:
permitting and compliance; oil and gas; renewable energy;
environmental risks and liabilities; natural resource use
and acquisition; land use; and dispute resolution (both
administrative and civil).
In addition to his Juris Doctorate, Ben holds three
Graduate Certificates from the Washburn University Schoolof Law in the fields of: Oil and Gas Law; Natural Resource
Law; and Business and Transactional Law (earned with
distinction) and Ben currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer
of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section
of the Nebraska State Bar Association and is a frequent
speaker and subject matter expert on topics relating to
environmental law, energy law, oil and gas law, mineral law,
and natural resource law.

David C. Levy
Attorney, Partner, Baird Holm Law Firm

David Levy represents clients in zoning, land use, energy,
environmental and general real estate matters. He Chairs
the firm’s Real Estate, Municipal Law and Government Affairs
David is a registered lobbyist in the State of Nebraska.  In
2014, David successfully concluded a multi-year effort to
pass a 20% state tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic
buildings. In 2016, David played a central role in legislation
that significantly streamlined the regulatory process for wind
and solar energy generation facilities. In 2018, David helped
lead an ultimately successful effort to overhaul and improve
the tax-increment financing statutes.
David has served as an Adjunct Professor in Land Use
Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and
has taught legal writing at Creighton University School of
Law. Since 2011, David has been selected by his peers for
inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Land
Use & Zoning Law.  He is civically active in Omaha and
greater Nebraska, and he serves on numerous boards and
committees, frequently in a leadership role.
David is an alumnus of the University of California,
Berkeley. He is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska.



Steve Cobb LS412 - 2019


William Knight LS566 - 2019

Past President:

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2019

Mike Smith LS565 - 2019-2020

Board Members:

Jamie Blodgett LS610 - 2018-2019
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018-2019
Michael Caniglia LS644 - 2019-2020
Evan Jasnowski LS776 - 2019-2020

PSAN Representative:

Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018