Kelly M. Rem is the Assistant Office Managing Partner of Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office and co-chair of the firm's Facilities and Business Practice Group. Ms. Rem specializes in Facilities and Business law and Litigation for public agency clients throughout California.
Ms. Rem has extensive experience advising clients throughout the state on real property issues, ranging from school closures to asset management to the complicated process associated with sale or lease of school district real property. During her career, she has handled tens of millions of dollars’ worth of real property sales, acquisitions, and leases, as well as property exchanges. She greatly enjoys helping school districts and other local agencies capitalize on their assets for the benefit of their students and the community.
She is also an expert on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including procedural requirements, deadlines and statutes of limitations, exemptions, and review of environmental impact reports and other environmental documents. She represented the California School Boards Association as amicus curiae
in the matter of Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley
before the California Supreme Court.
Ms. Rem also has extensive litigation experience, particularly related to facilities and property matters including CEQA and eminent domain proceedings. Ms. Rem is experienced in reviewing and providing advice to clients relating to all types of business contracts. She also regularly advises clients regarding school facilities or "developer" fees and construction matters.
Ms. Rem is a regular presenter at various events including the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) annual conference and local workshops, and Lozano Smith's Facilities and Business workshops and webinars. She is particularly experienced in presenting topics related to contracting, public bidding, and construction issues.
Ms. Rem received her Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. As a student, she worked as a Senior Articles Editor for the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
, and was a volunteer and tutor with the Tenderloin After-School Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.
Ms. Rem is admitted to the Central District of California.