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California Coastal Law Conference 2013 -- An Interactive Discussion on the Evolving Coastal Environment

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego

Nossaman LLP invites you to join us for an afternoon seminar with members and key staff of the California Coastal Commission alongside various industry experts.  During this program, Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer of the California State Lands Commission, and Charles Lester, Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, will provide an overview of the latest coastal developments and our expert panelists will discuss best practices for navigating the coastal process, hot topics in coastal planning, recent and landmark coastal development cases, and issues pertaining to climate change, sea level rise, and shoreline protective devices.  Audience members also will have the chance to participate in Q&A sessions with panelists. 

This complimentary seminar is a must-attend event for government officials and agency staff, developers, environmental consultants, planners, engineers, attorneys, and other land use professionals. 

You can watch the Conference here.

October 8, 2013

1:00-1:30   Registration

1:30-2:30   Welcome Remarks and Coastal Commission Update

2:30-2:45   Break

2:45-4:15   Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Track I – Navigating the Coastal Process
Bonnie Neely, Senior Policy Advisor, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Charles Lester, Executive Director, California Coastal Commission
Steve Kinsey, Vice-Chairman, California Coastal Commission
John Erskine, Partner, Nossaman LLP

Track II – Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Our Changing Coastline
Howard Coleman, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer, California State Lands Commission
Ellen Hou, Legislative Analyst for Assemblyman Rich Gordon

4:15-4:30   Break

4:30-5:30   Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Track I – How Far Is Too Far? Conditions of Approval and Takings: Commission Precedents and Court Precedents
Ralph Faust, Chief Legal Counsel (retired), California Coastal Commission
John Flynn, Partner, Nossaman LLP

Track II – Current Coastal Policies on Permitting Sea Walls & Other Shoreline Protective Devices
Greg Sanders, Partner, Nossaman LLP
Commission Staff

5:30-7:00   Cocktail Reception & Networking

For additional information, please contact Hannah Groce at 415.616.7406 or


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