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Clark Hill Attorney Scott G. Smith Named to 2010 Thought Leaders in Law

January 22, 2010


– Clark Hill attorney Scott G. Smith was named to Business Review West Michigan’s 2010 Thought Leaders in Law. Thought Leaders in Law are individuals who have advanced in their field, gone above and beyond or broken new ground. Scott was featured in today’s Business Review West Michigan’s article, “’Behind the scenes’ in municipal law: Scott Smith, 2010 Thought Leader in Law”. To read the article please

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Scott G. Smith

is a member of Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office, who co-chairs our Education and Municipal Law Practice Group, and concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal law, municipal finance law, real estate law, environmental law, and condemnation law. Scott serves as general legal counsel for the communities of Allegan, Grand Haven, Mt. Pleasant, Otsego, Plainwell, South Haven, and Sparta, and as special legal counsel for Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Greenville, Portland and other communities. Scott has extensive experience in all aspects of municipalities and municipal endeavors, representing cities, townships, villages, counties, and myriad authorities and intergovernmental entities. He has spoken at conferences and seminars on such topics as property acquisition and condemnation, environmental considerations in municipal property transactions, blight enforcement, open meetings and freedom of information issues, zoning, planning and land use, relationships between municipalities and non-profit entities, intergovernmental contracts, annexation and act 425 agreements, and the redevelopment of blighted and contaminated property. In addition, he is the co-author of “Understanding Township Franchises & Right-of-Way Consents,” Michigan Township News, June, 2003. He has also worked on a number of legislative issues affecting municipalities.

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