Recent Publications and Presentations

Hethe Clark and Geoffrey M. Wardle author article, What is a Building Owner to do? Appealing Building Permit Decisions Under Current Idaho Law”, The Advocate, Volume 60, No. 2 (February 2017)

Hethe Clark presents “Real Property and Land Use Case Update”, at the Fourth District Bar Association Spring Case Review, March 30, 2016

Hethe Clark presents “Implied Easements”, at the Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Monthly CLE, April 1, 2015

Geoffrey M. Wardle authors article, “Done Properly, Mixed-Use Development Brings Intensity and Diversity, Square Feet, Volume 3, Idaho Business Review, (April 15, 2016, at 8)

Tara Martens Miller authors article, Where Do Religious Accommodation and Appearance Standards Intersect? For the Defense: Employment and Labor Law Ed. (Jan 2016)

Tara Martens Miller presents at the National Business Institute (NBI) Employment Law Seminar, “Human Resource Law from Start to Finish: Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context” November 4, 2015

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at the National Business Institute (NBI) “Commercial Land Use and Zoning Law”, 2015

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at BOMA Boise, “What you Need to Know about Impact Fees”, 2015

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Conference “Current Issues in Commercial Leasing”, 2015

Hethe Clark presents at Idaho State Bar Real Property Section 2015 Annual CLE, “Implied Easements

Hethe Clark presents for Halfmoon Education Inc., “Identifying, Classifying, and Locating Easements” March 17, 2015

Hethe Clark presents at the Idaho Land Title Association Education Seminar, “The Basics of Oil & Gas Leases” March 5, 2015

Hethe Clark co-presents a work session to the Idaho Broker’s Council, Real Estate Contract Issues – Common Problems and Cures” January 27, 2015

Hethe Clark co-presents at American Planning Association Idaho Mini-Conference, “Planning, Law, Recent Legislation, and Energy Update Session” May 2, 2014

Michael T. Spink presents at Idaho State Bar Real Property Section 2014 Annual CLE, “Real Estate Development Fundamentals: How to Build Rome, Described in One Day.” Chad Lamer provided a description of due diligence issues involved in zoning and entitlement review before a group of nearly one hundred attorneys and other real estate professionals. Michael Spink led a panel discussing alternate dispute resolution options that can be employed in the development process.

Tara Martens Miller presents at Sterling’s 12th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law CLE, Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New Market” (2014)

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at Idaho Legislature Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee, “Commercial Real Estate in Idaho, Impact on Idaho Economy”, 2014

Tara Martens Miller authors article, “Comprehensive Employment Law: Employee Discipline and Termination”, Sterling (2014)

Tara Martens Miller authors article, “Slanderers Beware: Avoiding Defamation Claims Pursued by Disgruntled and Terminated Employees” (2014)

Hethe Clark presents at Idaho Law Foundation CLE, “Headline News—2013: Real Estate and Land Use Law” December 6, 2013

Tara Martens Miller presents 2013 CLE, Eliminating “Junk Science” in the Courtroom: presentation on utilization of the standards articulated by the United States Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrill-Dow Pharms, Inc., (and its progeny), together with federal and state standards, Rules of Evidence and Rules of Civil Procedure to effectively prepare the record necessary to persuade the presiding Judge to exclude the introduction of scientifically unreliable expert testimony in the course of litigating products liability, complex business and medical malpractice matters.

Tara Martens Miller authors article, “Idaho Engineering Law: Law of Engineering Malpractice”, Halfmoon Education (2013)

Tara Martens Miller authors article, “Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law”, Sterling (2013)

Tara Martens Miller authors article, “A Balancing Act: Considerations for Employers When Accommodation of Religious Expression Competes with Anti-Harrassment and Diversity Goals” (2013)

JoAnn C. Butler and Hethe Clark present at Idaho State Bar Real Property Section 2012 Annual CLE, “Recent Trends in Idaho Land Use Law

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at Idaho Land Title Association Conference, “Land Use and Title Issues”, 2012

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at 2012 Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Conference, “Public-Private Partnerships”

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at Title One, “Title Issues for Commercial Brokers”, 2012

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at 2012 BOMA Boise Seminar, “Managing the Distressed or Bankrupt Tenant”

Hethe Clark Authors Article for The Advocate. To read the article, click here.

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at 2011 BOMA Boise Seminar “Issues in Green Leasing”

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at National Business Institute (NBI) “Idaho Land Use: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning Law”, 2007

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at SW Idaho Chapter, Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors, “Idaho Easement Law”, 2007

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at BOMA Boise Commercial Real Estate Symposium, 2006, 2007

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at 2006 Idaho Business Review Top Projects Awards, “Commercial Development Update”

Geoffrey M. Wardle presents at 2004 Idaho State Bar Governmental Bar Section Seminar “Regulatory Takings in Idaho”

Geoffrey M. Wardle authors article, A Psychotherapist’s Duty to Control: Estates of Morgan”, Ohio Trial, Winter 1998, pp. 21-26.

Geoffrey M. Wardle authors article, Political Contributions and Conduits After Charles Keating and EMILY’s List: An Incremental Approach to Reforming Federal Campaign Finance”, 46 Case Western Reserve Law Review 531 (1996)

Geoffrey M. Wardle authors article, Time to Develop a Post-Buckley Approach to Regulating the Contributions and Expenditures of Political Parties: FEC v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee”, 46 Case Western Reserve Law Review 603 (1996)

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