12/2019 Caroline A. Edwards spoke on the topic “Proving Hardship” at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 2019 Annual Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Her presentation focused on meeting the “unnecessary hardship” standard in variance cases, reviewing holdings in relevant Pennsylvania appellate court decisions. Topics included specific physical conditions and circumstances found to meet, or not meet, the hardship requirement; dimensional vs. use variances; the effect of surrounding uses; financial hardship claims; and de minimis variances. Written materials are here.
12/2018 Caroline A. Edwards presented at the 22nd Annual Real Estate Institute of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Philadelphia PA on "Regulatory Taking," addressing when the adoption and enforcement of regulations entitles a property owner to compensation as a "taking" of property. Her presentation included a discussion of the key court cases, different types of regulatory takings, and the procedures to be followed in Pennsylvania to bring a regulatory takings claim. Written materials are here.
12/2016 Caroline A. Edwards lectured at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 20th Annual Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia PA on the topic "Representing the Buyer of a Small Commercial Property."
11/2016 Caroline A. Edwards was part of a panel presentation on "Hot Topics and Trends in Condominiums and Homeowners' Associations" hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Philadelphia PA and simulcast locations. She shared the panel with Steven Sugarman, Esq.; Marshal S. Granor, Esq.; and Stefan Richter, Esq. Caroline presented on the topic of "Amending Association Documents," including the requirements for corrective amendments. Her written materials are here.
8/2016 Caroline A. Edwards reprised her presentation on "Drafting Property Restrictions" for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Day on Real Estate - East. Her presentation was recorded and has been made available by PBI via streaming video.
6/2016 Caroline A. Edwards gave a presentation to the Delaware County Bar Association, Media, PA on "Drafting Property Restrictions," hosted by the Bar Association's Real Estate Practice Committee.
12/2015 Caroline A. Edwards presented on the topic "Drafting Property Restrictions" at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 19th Annual Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia PA. Her presentation addressed selection of the appropriate type of restriction, making sure the required formalities are included, drafting approaches, and relevant statutory requirements and case law. Written materials are here.
11/2015 Caroline A. Edwards spoke on "Vapor Intrusion" involving the migration of of volatile chemicals from contaminated soils or groundwater into the air inside a building at the Montgomery Bar Association's Realtor/Attorney Liaison Committee meeting in a co-presentation with Peter Porretta, AIA , principal architect with Lighthouse Architecture in Philadelphia PA. Ms. Edwards' presentation included discussion about the regulations and practices affecting vapor intrusion and issues to be aware of when buying and selling property.
12/2014 Caroline A. Edwards presented at the 18th Annual Real Estate Institute of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Philadelphia, PA on "My Client Just Received a Zoning Violation Notice - Now What?", addressing the legal requirements relating to zoning violation notices and appeals from such notices under the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. Written materials are here.
10/2014 Martindale-Hubbell™ has awarded Caroline Achey Edwards its highest rating of AV® Preeminent™ in Real Estate, Zoning, Planning and Land Use, based upon peer reviews. See the press release.
4/2013 Caroline A. Edwards gave a talk at the Montgomery Bar Association's Realtor/Attorney Liaison Committee meeting on the topic of "Paper Streets," discussing the legal aspects of paper street existence, easement rights related to paper streets, and issues to be aware of when developing property subject to paper streets.
12/2012 Caroline A. Edwards presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 16th Annual Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia, PA on the topic of "Roads and Highways: From Opening Streets to Dedication," covering the topics of opening and vacating streets, paper streets, road and street issues in subdivisions and land developments, and 2012 legislation and case law involving streets. Written materials are here.
2/2011 Caroline A. Edwards spoke at the monthly meeting of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Building and Energy Committee about LEED Green Building Certification.
12/2010 Caroline A. Edwards presented the seminar "The Basics of LEED Green Building Certification: What, Why and How" at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 14th Annual Real Estate Institute, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA on December 2, 2010. Written materials are here.
5/2010 Caroline A. Edwards gave a presentation to the Montgomery County, PA Realtor/Attorney Liaison Committee about LEED Green Building Certification requirements and procedures.
9/2009 Caroline A. Edwards spoke to the southeastern Pennsylvania Commercial Real Estate Network Exchange (CRENE) organization about LEED Green Building Certification for Commercial Buildings.
6/2009 Caroline A. Edwards was awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional designation from the U.S. Green Building Council, through the Green Building Certification Institute. Click here to read the press release.
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