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Compliance Summit 2019

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A major educational event, focused on Compliance, Legis, Legal, and Tax. We'll help tune up your processes, ensure you're using Industry Best Practices, all designed to Educate, Advocate, and Empower!

Friday, September 13, 2019

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Ramada Tropics Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA 50322


PHP Credits
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From lobbyists to attorneys to CPAs, our roster of outstanding speakers will help you finish 2019 strong.  Industry best practices not only help you stay ahead of the pack with profits, they help you be a winner in court, with the tax man, or as we attempt to influence legislation to protect our industry!   

Meet Our Speakers

Ying Sa is the founder and Principal Certified Public Accountant at Community CPA & Associates, Inc.  Ying has been featured in the Des Moines Register and the Des Moines Business Record on numerous occasions as recognition for her tireless and selfless work on behalf of the community, as well as the success of Community CPA & Associates, Inc. Ying has successfully helped numerous large corporations, nonprofits, small businesses and individuals with a broad range of complicated tax and accounting issues.

Michael Ludwig is the Planning Administrator for the City of Des Moines and has been for the past 18 years. Before coming to Des Moines, he was the Planning and Development Director for the City of Marion. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Community and Regional Planning and is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners.


Christopher Warnock received an M.A.(Hons.) concentrating in Renaissance and early modern history from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) in 1986. He received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1989. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Iowa, as well as the United States Court of the Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  He is the founder and chief counsel of the Iowa Tenants' Project, which is committed to tenants' rights and to fair play for both tenants and landlords. He was counsel of record in Staley v. Barkalow; a landmark Iowa class action and landlord/tenant case.


Brian Lohse is a voice for Iowans in our state capitol. He is a small business owner, a husband, and a father, dedicated to making his community a better place to live. He graduated from Drake Law School with a Law Degree. He has diligently served his community as the Mayor Pro Tem of Bondurant. He has served as president of both Bondurant Development, Inc. and East Polk Innovation Collaborative. In short, he cares about his community and neighbors, and wants to make sure that we have a voice for the people of House District 30 in Des Moines.


Benjamin E. Bellus is a licensed attorney serving the State of Iowa for over 27 years. A graduate from the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University, Benjamin was admitted to the US District Court – Southern District of Iowa in 1992. Benjamin currently presides in the Iowa Department of Justice as the Iowa State Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division.


7:30 - Registration & Check-in  -- Walk-ins welcome.  Continental Breakfast at 7:30AM
8:00 - 8:50 - Ying Sa, CPA - Community CPA
9:00 - 9:50 - Michael Ludwig, Chief Plan & Zoning Administrator, City of Des Moines 
10:00 - 10:50 -  Christopher Warnock, Attorney-at-law -- Updates on Landlord/Tenant Law
11:00 - 11:50 - Christopher Warnock - Case Law re Assistance Animals -- Positive Progress is being made!
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided) 
1:00 - 1:50 - MidAmerican Energy - Special Programs designed to save Rehabbers & Property Owners $$$!  
2:00 - 2:50 - Brian Lohse, House Rep Dist #30 (an encore appearance) - Prepping us for the next GA Session
3:00 - 3:50 - Benjamin Bellus, Assistant Attorney General - Chief of CPD, State of Iowa 
and more!   
4:00 - Closing Remarks 
4:15 - 6:00 (Optional) - Legislative and/or Profit Generating Panel 

You can view the FULL agenda HERE!!!!

Registration begins at 7:30 am, Check-in from 7:30-8:00. 
Venue -- Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center -- 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, 50322 See Map. 

Attendees to this event will receive a special "knock your socks off" early bird price for the Iowa REI Expo 2019, on October 10-12.   We've been asking you to mark your calendar for months, and we're finally ready to roll it out, but don't think these events will be a duplicate!      


Early Bird Special Pricing...
Up To 9/10/2019
Members: $49.00 -- Non-Members: $79.00

9/11/2019 to 9/12/2019
Members: $79.00 -- Non-Members: $109.00

Regular Price
Members: $99.00 -- Non-Members: $129.00

Date:  Friday, September 13, 2019
Time:  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Ramada Tropics Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA 50322

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PHP Credits:
Tax Law - Income (0.50 hours)
Tax Law - Other (0.50 hours)
Tenant-landlord Law (2.00 hours)
Regulations - Local (1.00 hours)
Management (1.00 hours)
Legislative & Lobbying (1.00 hours)
Property Maintenance - HVAC Equipment (1.00 hours)
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