The Monday Morning Minute: What is a Lease Break Fee and is it Legitimate?
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
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 on 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
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 focus on furthering our clients’ objectives and provide timely services and within budget, all while focusing on the clients’ interests and goals.
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the United States. With over 230 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well-positioned to meet dynamic businesses' needs, as well as the needs of the people who own and operate them. We also provide representation of individuals and families in diverse matters ranging from estate planning and asset protection to intellectual property structuring and entrepreneurial start-ups. Our International Group provides clients with a broad range of services for transactions and dispute representation for clients worldwide, including Europe, Canada, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
At Offit Kurman, we distinguish ourselves by the quality, breadth, and global reach of our legal services — as well as our unique operational structure, which encourages a culture of collaboration and entrepreneurialism. The same approach that makes our firm attractive to legal practitioners interested in representing clients in the middle market, also gives clients access to experienced counsel in almost every area of the law and in many jurisdictions in the U.S. and abroad
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