Christopher J. Smith: Lawyer with Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Christopher J. Smith

Partner
Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.
Phone(860) 251-5606

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental and Land Use
  • Environmental Counseling
  • Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use
  • Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Litigation
 
University Providence College, B.A., cum laude, 1980
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1983
 
Admitted1983, Connecticut; U.S. District Court, District of CT
 
Biography

Christopher Smith has an extensive legal practice administering zoning, planning and wetlands matters before municipal land use agencies. He is experienced in litigating land use, environmental matters, exclusionary zoning and wetlands claims, and has argued numerous matters before the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Appellate Court. Specifically, Chris has participated in over 250 land use appeals in the Connecticut courts. Chris represents real estate developers, lenders, businesses, manufacturers, neighborhood associations and municipalities in land use matters. His practice includes due diligence, land use application preparation, filing and processing, and all associated court-related proceedings. Chris has writtenamicus curiaebriefs submitted to the Connecticut Supreme Court on behalf of the American Planning Association, Connecticut Chapter; Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officers; the Connecticut Bar Association, Planning and Zoning Section; and the Home Builders Association of Connecticut.

Chris also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Antoinette L. Dupont, Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Distinctions

•BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA,America's Leading Lawyers: Environment (2007-2009) and Real Estate (2010-2014)
•Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer:Land Use/Zoning(2006-2013)
•Special Master, Connecticut Superior Court
•James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Association

Publications

Fall 2013 U.S Supreme Court Reaffirms and Expands Nollan/Dolan in Koontz

July 9, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Places Its Thumb On The Land Use Scale

April 8, 2013 Plaintiff Digs Deep For Resolution To Burial Case

June 19, 2012 Public Act 12-182: Completing The Improvements To Our Performance Bond Law

March 12, 2012 A Landmark Ruling On Property Inspections

February 17, 2012 Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Procedures for Property Inspections by Zoning Enforcement Officers

October 3, 2011 Legislative Relief For Connecticut's Development Community

October 2011 Connecticut Land Use Practice: Update on Recent Significant Changes

September 21, 2011 Our Amended Performance Bond Law: Sensible Changes, But More Needed

June 2, 2011 New Law Allows Extensions of Land Use Approvals

January-March 2010 Connecticut Planning Quarterly. A Planner's Resolution for the New Year: Create Opportunities for Our Communities

October 5, 2009 Making The State More Competitive

December 2002/January 2003 Property Tax Burdens and Smart Growth

News

May 23, 2014 Chambers Recognizes 24 as Leaders in their Field

October 21, 2013 CT Attorneys Recognized as 2013 Super Lawyers

May 24, 2013 Chambers Recognizes 19 Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

October 22, 2012 Super Lawyers Recognizes 51 Lawyers from Firm

June 7, 2012 Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA 2012

July 15, 2011 Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA 2011

October 28, 2010 Super Lawyers Recognizes 47 Lawyers From Shipman & Goodwin LLP

June 11, 2010 Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA 2010

October 27, 2009 Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

June 22, 2009 Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA 2009

March 2, 2009 Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars and Featured in Connecticut Magazine

November 7, 2008 Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

July 15, 2008 Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA

April 25, 2008 Attorneys Named By Super Lawyers

June 15, 2007 Shipman & Goodwin Ranked in Chambers USA

February 1, 2006 Thirty-Five Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named Connecticut Super Lawyers

Events

June 13, 2014 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2014

June 21, 2013 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2013

June 22, 2012 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2012 - 5.5 CM credits, including 1.5 CM of Planning Law and 1.5 CM of Ethics

June 6, 2012 Aspects of Bozrah vs Chmurynski and Permitted and Prohibited Uses Within CL&P Easements

December 9, 2011 Public Act 11-79, An Act Concerning Bonds and Other Surety for Approved State Plans and Subdivisions Where do we go from here?

December 7, 2011 Overview of CT Land Use Law

October 20-21, 2011 Innovative Planning in the New Economy

October 18, 2011 Basic Land Use Law

June 10, 2011 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2011- 1.5 CM, Ethics Training Only

June 10, 2011 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2011- 5.5 CM Credits, Including 1.5 CM of Planning Law and 1.5 CM of Ethics

March 12, 2011 Nonconformities in Connecticut Land Use Law

September 30, 2010 Value Added: Finding and Saving Money in a Recovering Real Estate Economy

June 11, 2010 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2010- 6.25 CM Credits, Including 1.5 CM of Planning Law and 1.5 CM of Ethics

November 5, 2009 2009 Southern New England American Planning Association Conference

October 14, 2009 The Basics of Connecticut Land Use Law

June 26, 2009 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2009- 5 CM Credits

March 28, 2009 Connecticut Land Use Law For Municipal Land Use Agencies, Boards, and Commissions

November 11, 2008 Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Law in Connecticut

October 29, 2008 Tips for Lawyers in the Land Use Practice

November 8, 2007 Advanced Zoning and Land Use

October 3, 2007 Basic Land Use

September 28-29, 2006 American Planning Association's 2006 Southern New England Planning Conference

November 18, 2005 Kelo v. New London and Other Recent Property Rights/Land Use Decisions and Legislative Preview

November 17, 2005 Recent Case Law and Legislative Update

November 10, 2005 Smart Growth Incentives

July 29, 2005 Recent Case Law and Legislative Update

March 5, 2005 Municipal Land Use

February 24, 2005 Recent Land Use Case Law

May 27, 2004 Smart Growth Incentives

May 13, 2004 Hot Topics: Land Use Law in Connecticut

April 29, 2004 Smart Growth Incentives from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Property Tax Burdens and Smart Growth Incentives

March 19, 2004 Water Resources and Section 22a-19 Environmental Interventions

March 15, 2004 Smart Growth Incentives

January 14, 2004 Property Rights and Land Use Law

March 1, 2002 Advanced Planning and Zoning: Hot Topics II

 
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One Constitution Plaza
HartfordCT 06103-1919




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