Clark Hill Attorneys Dana L. Abrahams and Jeremy S. Motz to Co-Present at the 73rd Annual Michigan School Business Officials Conference

Apr 26, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, MI Clark Hill attorneys Dana L. Abrahams and Jeremy S. Motz will jointly present on “School Legal Updates” on April 28, 2011, during the 73 rd Annual Michigan School Business Officials Conference. The Conference will be held April 26-28, 2011 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For registration and more information, please visit http://www.msbo.org/ .


Dana L. Abrahams is a member in the Birmingham office of Clark Hill PLC, and of the Education and Municipal Law Group. She concentrates her practice in the areas of education law, real estate law, construction law, computer and technology law, tax law and municipal finance.


Dana’s extensive experience in representing school district clients throughout the state of Michigan, includes all aspects of public school law. Over the years she has represented private-sector individuals and entities, in the appraisal, sale, acquisition and lease of real property. Additionally, she is experienced in all phases of contracting and other transactional matters, with particular focus in the construction industry.


A frequent lecturer on general public school issues, Dana has presented for the Michigan School Business Officials, the Michigan Institute for Educational Management, and the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education. Dana also serves on the Board of Directors at the Michigan Association of School Boards.


Jeremy S. Motz is an associate in the Birmingham office of Clark Hill PLC and is a member of the Education and Municipal Law Group. Jeremy principally focuses his practice in the areas of education, construction and real estate law, assisting public and private sector entities in a wide variety of transactional matters.


Jeremy regularly counsels public school districts and charter schools with respect to a variety of operational issues, as well as compliance with the Revised School Code, the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and other laws governing public bodies. Jeremy has extensive experience advising educational entities in the areas of food service; transportation and custodial services; procurement of supplies and equipment; construction; technology; public bidding; contract drafting; facilities and property management; outsourcing of non-instructional services; and corporate governance.


In addition to his education practice, Jeremy has extensive experience representing public and private land owners in connection with wireless communications (cell tower) facilities. Jeremy regularly advises land owners with respect to leasing, co-location and expansion of wireless communication facilities, as well as various trade receivables financing transactions relative to the rents due under leasing arrangements for these facilities.


Jeremy is a member of the Michigan Counsel of School Attorneys, the Michigan School Business Officials, the Michigan Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society and the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society.