Last weekend Dunkiel Saunders partner Geoff Hand and associate Drew Kervick presented at the 2017 Vermont Bar Association Conference, the YLD Winter Thaw, held in Montreal on January 13th and 14th.
Geoff presented as part of a panel of experts on Act 250, Vermont’s land use and development law. His presentation focused on key strategic decisions to be made by parties participating in the Act 250 process, including developers, municipalities, and individuals or adjoining landowners. He also described the relationship between Act 250 and other important permitting processes in Vermont, and offered comments on areas for potential amendments to the process going forward.
Drew presented with Commissioner Mike Pieciak from the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation on federal and state securities laws and how they impact small businesses trying to raise capital. Much of Drew’s portion of the presentation involved a detailed overview of certain exemptions from federal securities registration requirements that may be useful to Vermont businesses. The presentation also covered important state-based registration exemptions such as the Vermont Small Business Offering Exemption.