John Raftery Is a Featured Panelist at the Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association’s Fall Conference

For Immediate Release Washington, DC | August 9, 2013 – John Raftery, Chair of the Landlord Representation Group at Offit Kurman, is scheduled to present  as a featured panelist  at the Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association’s  (AHMA) Fall Conference.  The Fall Conference will be held in Richmond VA, November 12-14th. Mr. Raftery will be representing management’s legal perspective in a “crossfire” debate on Landlord-Tenant Law.  Representing the residents’ perspective will be Marty Wegbreit, an attorney with Central Virginia Legal Aid Society in Richmond VA. Alice Fletcher will be serving as moderator.  Ms. Fletcher, Director of Property Management with Park Properties in Charlottesville VA, is Vice President /President-Elect on the Mid-Atlantic AHMA Board. This interactive debate entitled “Wait, Wait, Don’t Evict Me!” offers the perspectives of both management and tenant   on how to set up, or defend, an eviction from federally subsidized housing for non-payment of rent or other good cause.  This debate is sure to be both educational and entertaining. ABOUT JOHN RAFTERY Mr. Raftery serves as the chair of the Landlord Representation Practice Group at Offit Kurman.  His practice focuses on real-estate litigation, contractual disputes, and representation of managers and owners of residential and commercial real estate. He negotiates and drafts management and vendor agreements, leases, tenant-workout agreements, and policies and procedures for residential fair-housing compliance. The Landlord Representation practice also includes rent-collection and breach-of-lease actions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, for which the group drafts the required notices and defends against claims by tenants, vendors, and former employees. Mr. Raftery handles all types of real-estate disputes and litigation in venues ranging from small-claims courts to appellate courts — including federal courts — in all three jurisdictions. ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With offices serving Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Virginia, Frederick MD and Wilmington, we are well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help them to maximize and protect their business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ trust and confidence by remaining focused on their objectives to help them achieve their goals. CONTACT Laura Wheeler Offit Kurman 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd Maple Lawn MD 20759 301.575.0327