San Antonio: Public Policy Forum May 17th

Join us in San Antonio on May 17, 2018 as we partner with the San Antonio Conservation Society and Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens for an evening with William J. Cook, Associate General Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Mr. Cook will give a talk entitled Using the Law to Protect Historic Places and Landscapes.  A catered reception will follow.  The event is sponsored in part by Weston Urban, Kennedy Sutherland LLP,  AIA San Antonio and Alamo Architects.


The program begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Steves Homestead River House, located at 509 King William Street.  A reception will follow at Villa Finale, located one block away at 401 King William Street.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is limited to 75 attendees.  Please call 512-472-0102 or visit this link to RSVP online by May 14th.

William J. Cook is an associate general counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. His primary area of responsibility includes litigation advocacy on behalf of the National Trust in courts across the United States. Recent projects include defending the use of historic tax credits and preservation easements, challenging federal agency approval of the world’s largest wind farm in the middle of Nantucket Sound, securing boundaries for a traditional cultural landscape in New Mexico, and supporting historic property owners against the harmful effects of massive cruise ships in the Port of Charleston. He also serves as a board member on the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. Prior to joining the National Trust, Will taught as an assistant professor at the Charleston School of Law in the areas of property law, constitutional law, historic preservation, and art and cultural heritage law. Will has also worked at a nationally recognized law firm and for an international auction house in New York City. While in Charleston, Will served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Preservation Society, the oldest preservation advocacy group in the nation. He lectures regularly to national audiences on issues related to property, land use, and historic preservation law, and teaches preservation law at Columbia University.