Join MEREDA for breakfast on September 9, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at Clarion Hotel in Portland for a discussion on the FEMA flood insurance rate maps and the impact of the maps on property owners in Maine. Our presenters will provide an overview of the recent changes to FEMA’s flood insurance rate maps, including some of the policy reasons for the changes, and will discuss the impact of the changes on property owners, including possible increases in flood insurance costs and limitations on future development.
Rounding out the discussion, the presenters will discuss how to determine whether a property owner has grounds for an appeal and the various types of appeals that can be filed.
Jim Nadeau of Nadeau Land Surveys will provide a surveyor’s perspective and Charlie Katz-Leavy of Verrill Dana will provide a legal perspective.
About the Speakers:
Charlie Katz-Leavy represents a variety of clients, including landlords, tenants, developers, lenders, investors, timberland owners, telecommunications companies, wind power companies, hotels, and retail establishments. Charlie helps clients acquire, finance, sell, and lease properties. He negotiates and drafts easements and contracts, analyzes due diligence items, including title reports and zoning and land use ordinances, and advises clients on tax and financing issues. Charlie also represents clients before municipal permitting boards, in tax abatement appeals, and in the resolution of boundary and other real estate disputes. Charlie has been recognized by third-party attorney rating organizations, and he has written articles on tax abatements, flood mapping, and other topics. In short, Charlie will help you buy it, build it, lease it, or sell it.
Charlie earned his law degree from Boston College Law School, and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Columbia University.
James D. Nadeau, a State of Maine Professional Land Surveyor since 1993, uniquely holds three nationally recognized National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) designations: Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Floodplain Surveyor, and Associate in National Flood Insurance. Jim is also a Certified Underground Utility Locator, and an Associate Broker affiliated with The Maine Real Estate Network. He became a Realtor in 2004, has been an instructor at The Real Estate Learning Group since April 2012, and teaches topics in land surveying and floodplain management to diverse audiences.