MEREDA's DevelopME's Lunch & Learn - Sept. 20
MEREDA's DevelopME's Lunch & Learn Series "Advocating in Augusta"
Join DevelopME on . for their latest Lunch and Learn event, "Advocating in Augusta" to learn how MEREDA works to promote an environment for responsible development and real estate ownership in our state's capital. We will hear from at the Portland Public Library from Andrea Cianchette Maker, MEREDA's Public Policy Counsel and Partner at Pierce Atwood, along with Elizabeth Frazier, Associate at Pierce Atwood and Mike Lane, MEREDA's Public Policy Committee Chair and Partner at Preti Flaherty. They will share their insights and expertise on various topics including how a bill becomes a law, how MEREDA sets its' policy agenda, and how MEREDA's membership can be engaged in the process.
About the Event:
About the Panel:
Andrea Cianchette Maker, Partner and Government Relations Practice Group Leader at Pierce Atwood, LLP provides governmental relations services in Maine and in Washington, DC with Maine?s Congressional delegation. She is pleased to be engaged as Public Policy Counsel for MEREDA. Her government relations practice focuses on real estate, economic development, health care, education and workforce development issues. Andrea is adept at building coalitions and developing e?ective stakeholder relations, as well as helping clients create personal relationships with key policy and decision makers. Her sensible, proactive and direct approach is refreshing and empowering in the complex and sometimes perplexing public policy arena. Committed to creating a strong and vibrant State of Maine, Andrea enjoys working with clients and organizations to strengthen Maine?s economy.
Elizabeth M. Frazier is an associate of Pierce Atwood LLP in Portland, where she focuses on government relations and economic development, including helping businesses and developers navigate Maine's regulatory environment and advocacy at the Maine State House. She is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and Trinity College.
Mike Lane, 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; title and conveyancing matters. Mike also serves as MEREDA's Public Policy Committee Chair. 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, LUPC and the Department of Environmental Protection to permit residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Registering for this Event:
MEREDA Member: $15 each | Non - Member: $25 each
Register After : Member: $25 each | Non-Member $35 each
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