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The Monday Morning Minute: Can a "no pet" building accept a new tenant with an emotional support animal?

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Access to Rental Housing on a fair and equal basis is a right – and it’s the law. As a property owner, management agent or if you make your living from residential real estate, spend a minute a week to protect yourself from fair housing claims and suits. Join John each Monday morning and feel good about yourself and what you do for your applicants and residents for the rest of the week.

ABOUT JOHN RAFTERY

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jraftery@offitkurman.com | 240.507.1702

John Raftery is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and an Associate Managing Principal—a role dedicated to the effective management and success of the firm’s attorneys.

Leveraging years of experience in real estate litigation, fair housing matters, and business law, Mr. Raftery serves as a trusted advisor to businesses and local and regional management companies. Mr. Raftery provides time tested strategic and forward-looking advice to assist his clients in negotiating or litigating through legal obstacles and difficulties—without losing focus of cost/benefit parameters. His clients include property management industry leaders, managers, and owners of residential and commercial real estate, C-level officers of small and mid-size corporations, directors of not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial individuals seeking cost-effective representation.

Mr. Raftery is also the presenter of a weekly video series, The Monday Morning Minute, as well as the co-host of The Fair Housing Podcast, Questions and Answers. Both programs cover the myriad of fair housing issues property owners and managers face.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With over 185 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our twelve offices serve individual and corporate clients along the I95 corridor in the Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City regions. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.

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