Attorney Catherine Kaufman gives four presentations this April.

Those of you who have heard Bauckham Sparks attorney Catherine Kaufman speak know she delivers a large volume of information in a short period of time. Her precise and articulate style – coupled with her deep expertise – make her a dynamic favorite with associations and audiences alike. Those of you who haven’t heard her speak (or who know she’s worth hearing again!) may want to sign up for one her upcoming presentations this April:

April 12: Medical Marijuana

Catherine is one of three panel members at the MTA’s Capital Conference, April 12-13, to discuss the impact of medical marijuana legislation at the township level. Along with other panel participants, Catherine will answer questions and provide insights into how the law applies at the township level, identify potential areas of caution, and provide answers and guidance to township officials who attend the workshop. 

April 20: Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals training

Catherine and fellow Bauckham Sparks attorney Seth Koches are pleased to provide this custom training session in Salem Township. Officials there will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeal, learn guidelines for decision making, and review appropriate policies and practices. If your township would like to schedule a similar training session, please don’t hesitate to call Bauckham Sparks at (269) 382-4500! Or simply send an e-mail directly to Catherine by clicking this link: kaufman@michigantownshiplaw.com

April 25, 27, & 28: Zoning Boards of Appeal

As part of our firm’s ongoing commitment to the MTA, Catherine is conducting a series of training sessions on Zoning Boards of Appeal for the MTA’s workshop, “Inside the Township ZBA”. These in-depth working sessions will demonstrate how the ZBA serves as a township safety valve in circumstances where zoning requirements don’t fit – and what can happen when variances are approved without sufficient justification. Other topics in the half-day sessions include authorities and duties of the ZBA, ZBA composition and voting requirements, and how to make effective ZBA decisions. The workshops will be held April 25 in Gaylord, April 27 in Mount Pleasant, and April 28 in Jackson. 

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