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Previous Speaking Engagements:

  • Virginia Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention - "Virginia Cremation Laws & Regulations" - 2013  
  • Georgia Funeral Service and Practitioners Convention - “Cremation Litigation” - 2013
  • Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association - “Marketing Cremation for Profitability” & “Cremation Litigation” - 2013
  • CANA/NFDA Marketing Symposium - “Marketing Cremation for Profitability” - 2013
  • Arizona Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Association Annual Convention - “The 4 P’s in Avoiding Cremation Litigation” - 2012
  • South Carolina Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention - “The 4 P’s in Avoiding Cremation Litigation” - 2012
  • Virginia Funeral Directors and Morticians Association Annual Convention - “The 4 P’s in Avoiding Cremation Litigation” - 2012
  • Virginia Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention - “Virginia Cremation Laws and Regulations” - 2012
  • North Carolina Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention - “The 4 P’s in Avoiding Cremation Litigation” - 2012
  • Nebraska Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention  - “The 4 P’s in Avoiding Cremation Litigation” - 2012
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association - “Cremation Litigation” and “Cremation Litigation” - 2012
  • Tidewater Funeral Directors Association - “Cremation Litigation” - 2012
  • North American Death Care Regulators Association - “Cremation Litigation” - 2011
  • Association of California Cremationists - “Cremation Litigation” - 2011
  • Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, Winter Conference - “Cremation Litigation” - 2011
  • Tri-State Convention, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri Funeral Director’s Assoc. - “Cremation Litigation” and “Cremation Marketing” - 2010
  • Georgia Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Litigation” - 2010
  • Virginia Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Litigation” & “Virginia Cremation Regulations” - 2010
  • Tidewater Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation: Where It’s Been, Where It’s At, Where It’s Going" - 2010
  • Cremation Association of North America - “Cremation Statistics” - 2010
  • New Jersey Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Litigation” - 2010
  • Kates-Boylston 5th Annual Funeral Service Business Forum - “Cremation Litigation” - 2010
  • Nebraska Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Litigation” & Cremation: Where It’s Been, Where It’s At, Where It’s Going" - 2010
  • Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia - “Cremation Litigation” & “Virginia Cremation Regulations” - 2009
  • National Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Litigation” - 2009
  • Catholic Cemetery Conference - “Cremation…Where It’s Been, Where It’s At, Where It’s Going” - 2009
  • Florida Mortician’s Convention - “Cremation Litigation” - 2009
  • Southern Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association - “Cremation Litigation” - 2009
  • Cremation Association of North America - “Cremation Litigation” - 2009 
  • National Funeral Director’s Association - “Is Your Firm Doing Business Like It’s 1979” - 2007
  • New York Metropolitan Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Litigation” - 2007
  • New York State Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Litigation" - 2007
  • New Jersey State Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Litigation” - 2007
  • New York State Funeral Director’s Association - “Cremation Marketing” - 2006
  • Cremation Association of North America - “Cremation Marketing” - 2005

 

Legislative Accomplishments:

Kansas State Board of Funeral Director’s  - 2010

  • Consulted the Kansas State Board on cremation regulations, and operator certification. Passed into law 2011.

Georgia State Board of Funeral Director’s - 2009

  • Consulted with Georgia State Board regarding wording on prosecutorial immunity that was passed into law regarding cremation

Mississippi State Board of Funeral Director’s and MS. State Senate - 2008

  • Played a key role in working with State Board members and State Senators requiring all crematory operator’s obtain training and certification from CANA

Virginia State Board of Funeral Director’s - 2007

  • Wrote new cremation regulations as a member of the VA. Cremation Task Force

New York Department of State, Division of Cemeteries - 2007

  • Instrumental in working with State of New York requiring all crematory operator’s obtain training and certification from CANA


Publications & Media

  • "The New American Way of Death" Time Magazine (featured in article)
  • “Cremation Operations Manual” - Author. Published by Kates-Boylston Publications
  • “Funeral Homes turn cremation into hot new business” BBC News Magazine (featured in article)
  • “Cremation industry awaits tougher controls”  USA Today (featured in article)
  • “Dying on a Budget? Try Cremation”  ABC News Radio (featured in article)
  • “Weep for the Grim Reaper”  Newsweek (featured in article)
  • “Funeral cost-cutting boosts cremations”  CNNMoney.com (featured in article)
  • “Many choosing to leave life in non-traditional way” Chicago Sun-Times (featured in article)
  • “Cremation lawsuits – why do they keep happening” Funeral Business Advisor - Author
  • “Thousands of Cremated Remains go unclaimed” Seattle Times (featured in article)
  • Interviewed by radio station WERS, Boston, “Cremation Options”
  • “Getting it Right” The Director, Published by National Funeral Directors Association, Author
  • “Cremation Litigation-Will it ever end- NO” The Independent, Published by the Independent Funeral Homes, Author

How Nicodemus Helps You

  • INCREASE MARKET SHARE
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  • AVOID LITIGATION
  • SUPERCHARGE PROFITS

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Nicodemus & Associates

Mail: 1633 Lucia Ct Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Telephone: (757) 460-3299