Funk To Moderate ARDA Panel on Threats to Timeshare Resorts from Relief Companies

CONCORD, NH — W. John Funk, an attorney with Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell who focuses his practice on timeshare law and financial services law, will moderate a panel on challenges and solutions facing timeshare resorts in today’s economy. Specifically, the panel discussion will address so-called timeshare rescue or relief companies, how they are hurting resorts and what resorts must do to respond to the challenge. See a recent related article, Strategies for Timeshare Resorts to Combat Unfair and Deceptive Resale Practices, published on

The panel is part of a two-day conference on June 6th and 7th in Providence, Rhode Island, sponsored by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). ARDA is a trade association that represents the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Members include developers, home owners associations, resort management companies, industry vendors, suppliers, and consultants.

Funk has been practicing law for over 35 years with extensive experience in the government and private sectors. Engaged in a general business practice with concentration in timeshare law and financial services law, John has been chosen among the “Best Lawyers in America” for the excellence of his work. He actively participates in the drafting and passage of laws and regulations in the financial services and timeshare areas. He represents timeshare developers and management companies regarding development, registration and administration of timeshare resorts. In addition, he has extensive experience representing financial services companies regarding their business activities, regulatory matters, corporate affairs and mergers and acquisitions.

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