Municipal Attorneys Institute 


2017 Municipal Attorneys Institute


June 14-16, 2017
Heidel House Resort
643 Illinois Ave.
Green Lake, WI 54941
Phone(920) 294-3344

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2017 Municipal Attorneys Institute Agenda
Wednesday, June 14

1:10 - 2:00 p.m.                       Not in My Right-of-Way!  Municipal Regulation of Cell Phone Towers and Antennas in Local ROW
Attorney Anita Gallucci, Boardman & Clark LLP

 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.                     State of the State on Local Control: Police Power and Home Rule
Professor Brian Ohm, UW Madison/Extension, Department of Urban & Regional Planning and Milwaukee Deputy City Attorney Miriam Horwitz

2:50 - 3:05 p.m.                      Break

3:05 - 4:20 p.m.                      Ethics for Municipal Attorneys
The Hon. Michael J. Aprahamian. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge and Adjunct Professor, Marquette University School of Law

4:20 - 4:30 p.m.                       Business Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.                       Outdoor Cookout for Attorneys and Their Families/Guests

Thursday, June 15

         Concurrent Session I

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.                       Fourth Amendment Law 
Assistant Attorney General David Perlman, Wisconsin Department of Justice

                                                Redevelopment Authorities, Community Development Authorities and Housing Authorities – Oh My!
Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney and Racine Deputy City Attorney Nicole Larsen

          Concurrent Session II

9:25 - 10:15 a.m.                     Municipal Finance Issues: The Budget Process and Levy Limits, and TIF Law Update
Sr. Municipal Advisor Todd Taves and Sr. Municipal Advisor/Chairman of the Board Michael Harrigan, Ehlers

                        Bringing Solar to Your Community: Recent Success Stories & What Local Governments Can Do
Attorney Richard Heinemann, Boardman & Clark LLP

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.                   Break

           Concurrent Session III

10:30 - 11:20 a.m.                   Risk Management and Insurance Issues in Contracting: Analyzing Who Should Bear the Risk
LWMMI Chief Executive Officer Dennis Tweedale, and Attorney Eric Larson, Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle & Larson

                                                Software Licensing for Non-Techie Attorneys
Attorney Matthew Stippich, President/General Counsel, Digital Intelligence; Partner, Stippich Selin & Cain Wauwatosa City Attorney Alan Kesner 

           Concurrent Session IV

11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.           An Update on Takings: Murr v. Wisconsin
Attorney Jeffrey A. Mandell, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and Professor Miriam Seifter, UW Madison Law School

                                               Property Valuation Issues in Tax Assessment
Attorney Alan Marcuvitz, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.          Cracker Barrel Lunch

 1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.              Alcohol Licensing: Local Rules and Attaching Conditions
Attorney Matthew P. Dregne, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.              Traditional Cracker Barrel Round-Table Discussion

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.              Evening Reception for Attorneys and Spouse, Guest or Significant Other

Friday, June 16

8:30 – 9:20 a.m.                      Framework and Strategies for Conducting Internal Investigations
Attorney Kyle Gulya, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

9:20-10:10                               Let Go of the Banana! A Skill for Happiness
Dr. Sandra Eugster, Ph.D., Westside Psychotherapy, Madison

10:10 - 10:25 a.m.                   Break

10:25 - 11:15 a.m.                   Immigration Issues: Sanctuary Cities, Local Authority and Possible Scenarios Coming to a Location Near You
Sheboygan City Attorney Charles C. Adams and Attorney James Korom, von Briesen & Roper, s.c., and Attorney Hugo P. Rojas, Davis
& Kuelthau

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 noon          Legislative and Municipal Case Law Update
Curt Witynski, Assistant Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities and League attorneys Claire Silverman and Daniel Olson