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Wilson Elser Metro New York Partners Flannery and Meisels Conducted Symposium on Municipal Risk Management Solutions

December 23, 2010

Wilson Elser conducted a symposium to address risk management solutions for municipalities during difficult economic times.

John M. Flannery (Partner-Metro New York) and Peter A. Meisels (Partner-White Plains) made presentations relating to topics of interest to municipalities facing declining revenue and large tax increases. The topics discussed were municipal consolidations and inter-municipal agreements for shared services, litigation management- budgeting for legal expenses, the pitfalls of saving money by cutting retiree healthcare benefits, and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

The symposium was attended by special risk underwriters and over 30 municipal professionals representing more than 18 municipalities in the New York Hudson Valley area.

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