The NAHB Legal Action Network for Development Strategies (LANDS) is designed for experienced land use and environmental attorneys who focus at least half their practices on home building and development issues.
Members enjoy networking opportunities combined with cutting-edge, advanced-level education seminars. In addition, NAHB sometimes asks LANDS attorneys to serve as outside counsel and connects these attorneys with state and local HBAs and individual builder members.
LANDS provides the medium for development-side land use and environmental attorneys to form the strategies necessary to succeed in the courtroom through:
- An annual Roundtable & Workshop CLE, which offers LANDS members the opportunity to participate in advance-level discussion, interaction, and training on land use and environmental issues.
- Timely updates and alerts on important land use and environmental updates.
Land-use decisions are better when they reasonably allocate public and private burdens, respect constitutional principles and are consistent within jurisdictions. LANDS has helped NAHB members secure important decisions in many substantive areas, from eminent domain and zoning and planning to air and water quality and endangered species.