Category Archives: Past Meetings

MAPIA’s Seminar & Business Meeting 9/30/2020 Recap

On September 30, 2020 MAPIA’s Seminar & Business Meeting was held virtually for the first time via Zoom webinar.  Paid members earned 4 continuing education credits by participating in the informative courses led by Brian Goodman, Esq. of Goodman & Donohue, and Paul Mahoney (Mahoney & Associates) & Andrew Williams, P.E. (GAI Engineers).

Our morning session was sponsored by Rice Corporation, with Brian Rice presenting.  Then Brian Goodman taught our public adjusters how to protect themselves from becoming the subject of a fraud/negligent misrepresentation claim and Consumer Protection Act claim, as well as what to do if such a claim is filed.  He explored the current trending topic in an interactive format through the dissection of multiple fraud complaints filed against public adjusters.

Our afternoon course was sponsored by Board Up Kingz, with Tyler Pelli presenting. Then Paul Mahoney and Andrew Williams provided a behind-the-scenes look at the role of the investigator, and described current methods used in investigating, lab work, report writing, and litigation issues.  The ways that public adjusters and their clients can help in the process was a common thread throughout the discussion.

MAPIA President Tim Ball announced the members of the current committees, and he proposed that the MAPIA officers & board of directors remain in place for another year.  The majority of webinar participants concurred.

MAPIA Executive Director Seth Hochbaum gave our members an update on UPPA, and the contacts available to help public adjusters with related issues at the Division of Insurance.  He also spoke on lawsuits he is currently reviewing that are connected to COVID-19 and Business Interruption.

9/30/2020 Education Seminar

Due to Covid-19, our 9/30/20 seminar will be held virtually via Zoom. 

The business meeting and education seminar for the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (MAPIA) is still scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

Due to Covid-related concerns, we will now be conducting it virtually via Zoom. Please RSVP via email to chloe@swerling.com by September 15, 2020. If you are a paid MAPIA member, you will receive the Zoom invitation via email before the seminar begins.

Brian Goodman, Esq. and Kelly Donohue, Esq. will present on Fraud Claims Against Public Adjusters, and Paul Mahoney and Andrew Williams, P.E. will present on Origins & Cause Investigations and Subrogation. It will be sponsored by Board Up Kingz and Rice Corp. Members attending this virtual seminar will earn 4 continuing education credits.

 

9/25/19 Meeting at Newton Marriott

The business meeting and education seminar for the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (MAPIA) will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel – 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts from 9am-3pm.  Lunch will be provided.  Sal’s Dry Cleaning and American Mobile Homes will be sponsoring our event.  Please RSVP to chloe@swerling.com or call with any questions: 781-416-1000 x124.

All attendees must be a paid member if they wish to attend and stay at the event to receive credits.  So, if you haven’t already, please mail in your renewal check.

Our presenters will be Anthony J. Antonellis, Christopher M. Reilly and Brendan L. Labbe from Sloane & Walsh, LLP.   They will be discussing contract law, direct physical loss, causation, burdens of proof, policy conditions, common application questions and issues, Reference, bad faith, case law updates, and other miscellaneous issues.

We have received approval from Massachusetts for 4 continuing education credits.

We will also be holding our annual business meeting and choosing officers and board members.  If you are interested in serving, please contact Michael Maddaleni at mike@mmpublicadjusters.com as he is chairing the Nominating Committee.

Annual Meeting September 27, 2018

The Annual Meeting and education seminar for the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (MAPIA) will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:30pm at the Newton Marriott2345 Commonwealth Avenue · Newton, Massachusetts.  Lunch will be provided.  Servicemaster by Gilmore and The Dry Cleaner by Val will be sponsoring our event.

Please RSVP to Diane Swerling at diane@swerling.com or call her with any questions at 781-416-1000.

All attendees must be a paid member if they wish to attend and stay at the event in order to receive credits.

Tony Antonellis and Chris Reilly from Sloane & Walsh LLP will be our speakers for the day discussing property insurance law updates such as maintaining heat, examinations under oath, proofs of loss, collapse, Reference, BI/EE claims, subrogation and much more.  We have been approved by Massachusetts and New Hampshire for 4 continuing education credits.

Please email Mark Petrocelli at mark@petrocelliadjusters.com if you have any industry trends you would like to be discussed at the meeting.

Please visit our website www.mapia.net to download membership applications.  The application can be found on the Membership Page by clicking on “Membership Form”.  Applications and payments for 2018 need to be received right away.  Membership is $400 per member and an additional $100 if you would like a link on our website.  You must be a paid member to attend the meeting and round table.

If you interested in serving on the Board please contact Michael Maddaleni at mike@mmpublicadjusters.com as he is chairing our Nominating committee.

 

May 14, 2014 Meeting

The business meeting & round table for the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (MAPIA) will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 11:30am to 4pm at the Newton Marriott – 2345 Commonwealth Avenue · Newton, Massachusetts.  https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/bosnt-boston-marriott-newton/.  Lunch will be provided.

Minor changes to the by-laws were passed

We received 3 credits for Massachusetts & New Hampshire.

We have three speakers for this event:

  1. David Reggiani from Emerald View Associates Inc. – who will be discussing Ordinance or Law Coverage;
  2. Seth Hochbaum, Esq. from Regnante, Sterio & Osborne LLP – who will be discussing recent court decisions involving first party property claims along with claims against insurance agents and/or brokers;
  3. Glenn Ricciardelli, CPA from Matson Driscoll & Damico– who will be discussing business interruption claims.

 

Val DePerrio, The Dry Cleaner will be sponsoring this event.

 

September 11, 2013 Meeting

The Annual Meeting/Round Table for the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (MAPIA) will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 12pm to 4pm at the Newton Marriott – 2345 Commonwealth Avenue · Newton, Massachusetts.  https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/bosnt-boston-marriott-newton/.  Lunch will be provided.

Sal’s Clothing Restoration will be hosting our lunch for the event.

We have been approved for 3 credits for Massachusetts & New Hampshire.  We have three speakers for this event:

  1. James A.lerardi, PhD, PE, Code Project Specialist – who will be discussing the new Massachusetts State Building Codes;
  2. Ellen A. Shapiro, Esq. from Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC – who will be discussing Condominiums;
  3. Jason E. Cohn, Esq. from Tommasino & Tommasino – who will be discussing Reference.

 

The meeting will end with our annual elections and reports.