Attorney Kester K. So Named a “2013 Leader in the Law” By Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Kester K. So has been named a “2013 Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

So is a Deputy CEO of the Firm and a member of the Management Group and specializes in municipal finance, where he serves as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel on a wide variety of bond issues, including, but not limited to, bonds for hospitals and health care, public power, higher education, transportation, unemployment insurance, tax increment financing, state revolving fund, environmental, school bond loan fund, State and local building authorities, airports, water and sewer, solid waste disposal and industrial and economic development projects. The recent $3 billion unemployment insurance transactions on which So and the firm served as co-bond counsel was recently named the National and Midwest Regional Deals of the Year by the nationally recognized publication, The Bond Buyer.

So is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Ingham County Bar Association, and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He serves on the Council of the Public Corporation Law Section and is a past chairperson. He is a former editor and a current contributor to the Public Corporation Law Quarterly, and regularly contributes to the Michigan Municipal League’s Municipal Briefs. He was also appointed by the Michigan Governor to the Council on Labor and Economic Growth and its successor, the Talent Investment Board, and is a Trustee to the United States Law Firm Group. So is listed in Best Lawyers in America in four categories, including Municipal and Public Finance Law, and was recently elected one of eleven Fellows nationwide to the American College of Bond Counsel. So received his A.B. with high distinction from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects 25-30 lawyers to honor as “Leaders in the Law.” “Leaders in the Law” are lawyers who exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession, are passionate and active on behalf of clients and the community, have a record of success in the legal profession, and have a record of achievements that displays a strength of character and ability to be a leader in the Michigan legal community. The “2013 Leaders in the Law” were honored at an annual luncheon and awards celebration on March 21, 2013 at the Troy Marriott.


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