John Raftery to Speak at 2016 AOBA Education Preview

MARCH: Top 10 Legal Issues You Need to Know about your Community’s Rental Lease Agreement


Get ready to fine-tune your skills next year! AOBA is offering NEW professional development programs for both multifamily and commercial members. Watch for details at

(Multifamily) – This informative session will focus on general and jurisdiction-specific legal issues most likely to arise in your apartment leases. Members: $45 Non-members: $65.

Instructor: John Raftery, Esq., Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law.

  • March 8 – 8:30 to 10:30am, in NoVA – The Millenium,1330 South Fair St., Arlington, VA/Host: Kettler
  • March 10 – 8:30 to 10:30am in DC – The Cambridge, 1221 Mass Ave, NW/Host: Borger Management
  • March 15– 8:30 to 10:30am in MD – 9658 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD/Host: Southern Management


John Raftery John Raftery serves as the leader of the Business Litigation Practice Group. 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. 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. He also manages commercial and construction litigation, mold and pest-infestation claims, business torts, and defense of discrimination (Fair Housing Act and employment related) claims. Mr. Raftery frequently lectures to local and national industry associations, such as the Property Management Association, Apartment and Office Building Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, and the Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management.