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Offit Kurman Attorney John Raftery Presented at the National Apartment Association’s National Government Affairs Roundtable & Legal Symposium in Denver, Colorado

For Immediate Release Washington, DC | August 9, 2013

Offit Kurman Attorney John Raftery was a featured speaker at the National Government Affairs Roundtable & Legal Symposium, (hyperlink) which was held on July 31 – Aug. 2 in Denver, Colorado. Sponsored by the National Apartment Association and Colorado Apartment Association, this conference calls together government affairs professionals and attorneys in the multifamily housing industry to discuss issues affecting the industry, including legislative and regulatory efforts at local, state and national levels and current trends nationwide.

Mr. Raftery presented a comprehensive examination of recent case law and publications of national and local organizations (HUD, DOJ, and private advocacy publications) on Fair Housing Act issues.

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.

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