Wednesday July 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT 

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Nelson Hardiman, LLP 
11835 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 900
Seminar Room
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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  • Event Fee: $95.00
  • Lunch included


Gina Meyer 
American Addiction Treatment Association 
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The Present and Future of Land Use Regulation within the Addiction Treatment Industry, Legal and Regulatory Tensions 

Please join us for our upcoming seminar on how to successfully navigate federal, state, and local use laws, and issues arising in siting sober living and addiction treatment facilities. Lunch immediately follows with the opportunity to speak with the presenters and network with your peers. You can't afford to miss this opportunity!

Opening the doors to your residential treatment facility can mean opening the door to recovery for individuals struggling with addiction.  But when you're faced with the "Not in my back yard!" resistance from nearby homeowners, as well as increasing municipal restrictions on land use, it may feel like all the doors within your reach are slamming shut.  

For more than a quarter-century, small residential addiction treatment programs and sober living facilities have been protected from local land use oversight by the federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  However, the umbrella of federal protection is buckling under the "NIMBY" storm and its resulting tensions.

Partly due to neighbors loudly and persistently voicing dismay about how a sober living home will impact their neighborhoods, there has been a push of late to pass legislation that grants regulating power to local municipalities.  Needless to say, the city doesn't have your clients' best interests at heart - you do.

So what can you do when state and local governments flex their muscle and attempt to shrug off the federal protection of the past?  What can you do when institutions that have nothing to do with the recovery industry attempt to assert unprecedented degrees of control?

Because you're committed to addiction treatment, you'll take the steps needed to understand your rights, and then to assert your rights.

And there is no step as critical as becoming thoroughly educated in today's rapidly changing legal landscape.

That's where we come in.  Let us open the doors of knowledge and information for you.

Join us for an important, informative seminar on how to successfully navigate federal, state, and local zoning and land use laws - a timely presentation by experts in the field.  We will also explore issues you'll face in siting sober living and addiction treatment facilities.

You can only make the best decisions for you and your facility if you have the best tools.  Let us empower you through lessons learned from recent litigation, legislation, and newer local ordinances so that you're not blindsided by them.  You will come away with a fresh understanding of the legal rights of owners, operators, and investors in this industry.

Lunch immediately follows, as well as the valuable opportunity to speak with the presenters and network with your peers!

Together, we can walk through those doors!

            Harry Nelson           Zachary Rothenberg

Nelson Hardiman, LLP attorneys Harry Nelson and Zachary Rothenberg advise a national clientele of addiction treatment providers and other behavioral healthcare organizations on regulatory compliance. With deep experience representing residential and outpatient treatment centers, sober living and extended care, and mental health facilities and professionals, they offer strategic advice on business strategy, risk management, and a wide range of licensing, operational, and reimbursement issues