Development Agreement Fundamentals

Webinar: Tuesday, June 25th at 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Continuing Education Credits:

  • EDFP: Approved
  • CEcD: Approved  – 3 WEDA webinars = 1 Point
  • AICP: APA-WI – pending

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Course Objective: To provide a basic framework and understanding of development agreements.  After completing this course, participants should be able to understand what a development agreement is, when to use an agreement, and essential elements of an agreement.

Course Description: This session will begin with developing an understanding of a development agreement, including the legal basis for agreements, essential elements and what a typical agreement might look like.  Best practices will be considered including a discussion of public involvement/transparency, negotiations and what partners/parties you may want to have involved in the process.  Community perspectives, including a discussion on lessons learned, will be included.

Our Instructors:  

Katherine C. Hinkle, Associate Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Katherine (Katie) C. Hinkle helps clients navigate real estate matters including financing, leasing, and acquisitions and dispositions. She works with lenders to negotiate and document financing transactions, and advises businesses and private equity firms on the purchase and sale of companies with significant real estate assets.

Known for masterfully managing details in even the most complex transactions, Katie is creative in her approach to problem solving, and collaborates with clients in seeing a project through from start to finish.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Katie practiced in the Chicago office of an international firm, where she represented lenders in CMBS and balance sheet loans on hospitality, self-storage, and retail properties, and assisted businesses with mergers and acquisitions involving real estate properties.

Katie received her Bachelor of Arts from Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, her Master of Arts from Boston University School of Education and her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Charlie Walker, MPA, CEcD, President and CEO, Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation

Charlie Walker is a Certified Economic Developer with 25 years of experience working with and advising companies, state and local governments, and economic development organizations (EDO’S) on in-depth business location strategies. Helping clients in understanding variables like labor markets, impacts of operating costs, incentives, and proper site location analysis, he has assisted over 80 companies which have invested over one and a half billion dollars and created over 4,500 jobs in Alaska, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

Charlie has earned the Economic Development Master Practitioner from the University of Alabama, completed Ph.D. Coursework through the University of Texas, received a Master of Public Administration from Angelo State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Angelo State, and Certification through the International Economic Development Council.