Maine Real Estate & Development Association Announces Public Policy Committee Chair

Michael Lane of Richmond, a partner at Preti Flaherty, is the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) new Public Policy Committee Chair. Mike succeeds recently elected MEREDA President, Gary Vogel of Drummond Woodsum, who has chaired the committee for the last 14 years.

MEREDA’s active Public Policy Committee meets regularly during each legislative session reviewing pending bills and regulations, identifying those of interest to the membership, and works to ensure the real estate industry’s concerns are considered. The committee works to influence and shape the final form of proposed laws and regulations, and initiates new ones when circumstances warrant.

“I look forward to working with, and advocating on behalf of, MEREDA’s members during the upcoming session on the legislative and regulatory issues of interest to our membership,” said Lane.

Mike chairs Preti Flaherty’s Real Estate Group and has represented clients in all aspects of real estate and land use law, including: acquisitions; dispositions; obtaining federal, state and local regulatory approvals, commercial and public financing, and title and conveyancing matters. Mike has built a strong timberlands practice representing mills, land management companies and industrial land owners in complex timberlands transactions, including acquisitions, sales, operating agreements, wood supply agreements, underwriting timberland titles, Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) development compliance and permitting. He routinely appears before municipal planning boards, the LUPC and the Department of Environmental Protection to permit residential, commercial and industrial projects.

For further information, please contact MEREDA’s Vice President of Operations, Shelly R. Clark at 207-874-0801

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