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Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 ~ Program: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Join us on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel as our panelists present an overview of the many recent changes to laws and rules affecting property ownership and management.
Property ownership and management issues are increasingly complex running the gamut from leasing and rental requirements and restrictions differing between residential and commercial properties, foreclosure notices, energy ratings, audits and disclosures, pesticide application disclosures, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and utility disconnections are just a few of the recent changes to laws and rules over the past two years. Keeping abreast of the new requirements are just part of your battle as owners and managers, but how these new requirements affect your internal management systems is also a critical component.
In addition to the myriad of recent changes to laws and rules, the panelists will also provide information on emerging issues which are of interest to property owners and managers and expected to be under discussion during 2010 and later.
Meet the Panelists:
Daniel Bernier, Esq., is with the Law Office of Daniel J. Bernier, LLC and has over 16 years experience representing the multi-faceted issues facing business owners relating to real estate, insurance, landlord/tenant and general business issues. Dan represents the Central Maine Apartment Owners Association, the Maine Society of Land Surveyors , and insurance interests on legislative and regulatory issues.
Pattie Aho, Esq., is MEREDA's Legislative Counsel and works closely with MEREDA's Legislative Committee on issues of interest and concern relating to property ownership, maintenance and development issues. She has represented business on legislative and regulatory issues for over two decades. She is a member of the Governmental Relations, Energy and Environmental practice groups at Pierce Atwood, LLP.
Avery Day, Esq., also of Pierce Atwood, LLP, brings a unique perspective to public policy development having worked in Senator Susan Collins' Washington DC office for four years prior to returning to Maine. Avery is a member of the Governmental Relations and Litigation practice groups at Pierce Atwood, LLP.