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Members of Clark Hill PLC's Education Practice Group to Present at the 78th Annual MSBO Conference and Exhibit Show, April 26-28, 2016

April 12, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. – Seven members of Clark Hill’s Education Practice Group will present at the annual Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) conference, from April 26th through April 28th at the Amway Grand Hotel & DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Clark Hill attorneys Dana L. Abrahams, John L. Gierak, Marshall W. Grate, Jeremy S. Motz, Barbara A. Ruga, Joseph B. Urban, and Ann L. VanderLaan will be presenting on the following:

Collective Bargaining Negotiations Update – Ruga

Permissible Expenditures – Abrahams & Motz

Building and Site Sinking Funds – Urban

The Impact and Interplay of PA 54 and PA 152 on Insurances and Steps in Negotiations – Gierak

Effectively Handling FOIA Requests – Grate & VanderLaan

How to Process and Evaluate Bids – Motz & Abrahams

Purchasing-Step by Step – Abrahams

The Profit and Pitfalls of Shared Time Arrangements with Nonpublic Schools – Grate

Document Retention in the Electronic Age – Grate & Motz

Clark Hill education attorneys offer a full-service practice to their clients throughout the State of Michigan, with expertise in public school districts and intermediate school districts. The Education Practice Group serves as general and special counsel in a wide-range of areas, including, but not limited to: board governance and policy matters, general litigation, student and citizen rights and responsibilities, labor and employment matters, business and operations matters, finance and bond matters, and purchasing and competitive bidding.

The MSBO conference will cover all aspects of school management and will feature more than 350 exhibits displaying a wide variety of products and services used by schools. For more information, visit

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Clark Hill PLC is an entrepreneurial, full service law firm that provides business legal services, government & public affairs, and personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, Clark Hill has more than 350 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit

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