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