McCullough, Goldberger and Staudt LLP Partner Participates in Pace Land Use Conference

Linda Whitehead panelist at conference on December 5.

McCullough, Goldberger and Staudt LLP participated in Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law’s Annual Alfred DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference earlier this month.

In addition to being a sponsor of the conference, MGS Partner Linda Whitehead was one of three panelists who spoke on the issue of best practices for right-of-way management on December 5. The panel discussion was sponsored by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation of which Ms. Whitehead is a board member.

Ms. Whitehead practices land use and municipal law, guiding both property owners and McCullough, Goldberger and Staudt’s municipal clients through complex land use approval processes, including compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Ms. Whitehead was admitted to the New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Bar. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. She lives in Irvington.

Pace’s 18th Annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference is a significant educational event in the region, with more than 200 attorneys, business professionals, and local leaders learning about national, regional, and local innovations, challenges, and best practices. The conference is organized by the Pace Land Use Law Center, which is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques.

The Founder’s Award Dinner, hosted the evening before the conference, honors an individual each year in the name of Theodore W. Kheel, the great American attorney and labor mediator, renowned for his ability to build consensus and resolve conflicts. McCullough, Goldberger and Staudt Senior Partner Frank S. McCullough, Jr. received the award in 2017. The Center also bestows its Distinguished Young Attorney Award at this event.

This year’s conference looked at the ways in which design, planning and regulatory tools, and creative financial approaches to plan and develop appropriate infrastructure to create more sustainable communities.

“I am honored to be associated with Pace’s Annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference and to have been among those experts who participated in this important forum that brings together the top minds in the field of planning,’’ said Ms. Whitehead.