Recent Developments, Joint Efforts, and New Opportunities

APA Missouri Chapter


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. CDT

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Ms. Mansfield and Mr. Klahr will take a look at new case law coming out of Missouri and Illinois concerning zoning and land use regulations, the application thereof and the take-away for continuing to plan and develop communities within the limits of the current laws.

Next, Ms. Mansfield and Mr. Klahr will discuss of examples of zoning and land use regulations approving the development of medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and dispensary facilities in certain zoning districts.  Also, we will provide some discussion whether the constitutional authority for medical marijuana creates certain limits on how municipalities can regulate these uses within their communities.  

Lastly, Ms. Mansfield and Mr. Klahr will summarize the federal tax laws that provide for Opportunity Zones, including the various tax benefits to investors.  Thereafter, they will discuss what steps municipalities can take to facilitate investment in Opportunity Zones within their communities.

Learning Objectives

1.  Understand recent developments in Missouri and Illinois case law that affect land use regulations;

2.  Understand various nuances in crafting land use regulations for the cultivation, manufacturing and dispensing of medical marijuana; and

3.  Understand how thoughtful planning can help facilitate investments in Opportunity Zones and revitalize distressed properties within communities.


Robert Klahr

Robert Klahr is a Partner at the law firm Armstrong Teasdale. He serves as head of the Financial and Real Estate Services practice group. He holds a J.D. from the Washington University School of Law, and a B.S. and B.A from the University of Pennsylvania. Read More

Jamie Mansfield

Jamie Mansfield is a partner at the law firm Armstrong Teasdale. She is a member of the Financial and Real Estate Services group assisting clients in several real estate matters including zoning and land use approvals, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings, and other related litigation. She holds a J.D. from ... Read More

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