The Planning and Zoning Official’s Guide to Pot, Poles, Pistols, and Human Trafficking Defensive Zoning

APA Ohio Miami Valley Section


Friday, December 7, 2018
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. EST

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Gerald McDonald

Invited Speaker

An attorney at Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling with 24 years of municipal law and land use experience. Jerry is a graduate of Michigan State University and is licensed in Ohio, Michigan and Florida. He is currently the law director for Vandalia and Huber Heights and also provides legal services to Springboro ... Read More

Michelle Sundgaard

Invited Speaker

Michelle is an Associate Attorney at Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling. She is in the firm’s Litigation Department where she primarily practices civil litigation. Her practice includes administrative law, employment law, criminal law, and other areas of the law. Education: J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 2016 / B.A ... Read More

David Montgomery

Invited Speaker

Dave Montgomery is an attorney/shareholder with Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling having over 20 years of municipal law and land use / zoning and land development experience. David has works regularly with both public and private sector clients, involving some of the largest projects in the Miami Valley. David is a graduate ... Read More

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