Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Recognized for Support of IAAO Legal Seminars

December 23, 2015

Boston, MA – The International Association of Assessing Officers recently recognized the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy of Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Institute’s sustained support of IAAO’s annual legal event.

During the 36th Annual Legal Seminar in Boston IAAO President Martin D. Marshall presented the award to LILP for the organization’s “excellent research and educational presentations and their enduring support of the property tax community.” Jane Malme, retired Senior Fellow who recently retired from the Institute, was presented the award.

Representing the Lincoln Institute and receiving the award on Dec. 11th were (left to right) Joan Youngman, current Senior Fellow; Jane Malme, retired Senior Fellow; Daphne Kenyon, Visiting Fellow; and Dr. David Merriman, Visiting Fellow. 

“For many years there has been a partnership professionally between IAAO and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and they have presented at our annual conferences for as many years as we can remember,” said Tom Jaconetty, Esq. “The breadth, the quality, and the scope of their presentations have been exceptional through the years. We thought we would be remiss if we came here and did not take this opportunity to thank them for all that they’ve done.”

The IAAO Legal Seminar is an annual event focusing on property tax law, and LILP has supported IAAO and the event by presenting at 17 legal events during the past 36 years. Nearly 140 people attended the 2015 seminar, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Boston and featured sessions on property tax case law updates, assessing high-tech equipment and embedded software, separating real estate from business enterprise value, fair market value & the hypothetical sale, contaminated properties, tax increment financing, PILOT's, the inequality debate, limited scope representation, complex property tax disputes, and representing clients in the legislative process.

The 37th Annual Legal Seminar is scheduled to take place in early December 2016 in Chicago, and program topics will be released in the summer of 2016.

IAAO is the leading nonprofit, educational and research association for individuals in the assessment profession and others with an interest in property valuation and taxation.  IAAO’s mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through professional development, education, research, and technical assistance.  IAAO currently serves more than 7,000 members worldwide.  For information on IAAO, visit , or contact IAAO at (816) 701-8100 or