Sunshine Law Best Practices for CRE Development Projects Webinar

Recorded On: 07/12/2022

Many key actions must take place in public meetings throughout the development process, and most of what developers provide to public authorities will become public record. However, developers may not understand enough about how they can maximize confidentiality while working within the confines of sunshine laws. (The Sunshine Act of 1976 states that “every portion of every meeting of an agency shall be open to public observation.”)  Experts will summarize the most important things to know about states' sunshine laws and share a list of best practices for balancing the need for confidentiality with the need to complete CRE development projects.

Speakers: Rebecca "Elissa" Wilson, Of Counsel, Vorys
Scott Ziance, Partner and National Economic Development Incentives Practice Leader, Vorys

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Rebecca "Elissa" Wilson

Of Counsel

Vorys

  • Elissa Wilson is of counsel in Vorys Columbus office, where she is part of the firm’s national economic development incentives practice, which is one of the largest law firm-based incentives practices in the country.
  • She has experience negotiating a wide array economic development incentive packages and public-private partnership agreements.
  • Prior to re-joining Vorys, Elissa was an assistant city attorney for the City of Columbus, where she served as general counsel to the Director of the Department of Development and the Economic Development and Housing Divisions of the Department of Development, as well as to the City Auditor and the Income Tax Division of the Auditor’s Office.

Scott Ziance

Partner

Vorys

  • Scott leads the Vorys law firm’s national economic development incentives practice, which is one of the largest law firm-based incentives practices in the country.
  • He focuses his practice on the utilization of economic development incentives, tax incentives, economic development financing mechanisms, public-private partnerships and special economic development entities to assist developers, operating businesses and political subdivisions in developing and redeveloping property and creating jobs and economic growth throughout the United States.
  • Career highlights include: Representing a West Coast-based Fortune 50 company as incentives counsel in 13 states from coast to coast; Leading the establishment of an internal economic development incentives team for a large international manufacturer; Facilitating the construction of more than 90 distribution centers throughout the United States, containing approximately 45 million square feet (enough space for more than 750 football fields).

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Sunshine Law Best Practices for CRE Development Projects Webinar
07/12/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  45 minutes
07/12/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  45 minutes
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