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Kate M. Diersen and Emily J. Mueller present at the 94th Annual Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors 2016 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show

The PSATS Annual Conference, April 17-20, 2016 offers training, education and networking opportunities for township officials and employees, along with serving as the biggest municipal tradeshow of its kind in Pennsylvania. This year’s event was hosted in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

On April 18, 2016, Emily and Kate addressed the group with a presentation entitled, “Practical Advice on Fighting Blight.”

As a Municipal Solicitor, Kate M. Diersen has extensive experience in land use issues, labor and employment concerns, and pension and retirement concerns. As solicitor and special blight counsel she has assisted clients in creating comprehensive strategies for handling property maintenance code and general blight issues within their communities. She has represented authorities in labor contract negotiations and has participated in negotiations for, and the drafting of, inter-municipal agreements.

Emily J. Mueller practices within the firm’s School & Municipal Law Group. She assists the firm’s clients in reviewing and responding to requests for public records under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, as well as guiding municipal clients in fighting blight within their community. She is also broadly experienced in property maintenance issues, including demolition proceedings, and serves as counsel to Zoning Hearing Boards and Planning Commissions.