Kelly M. Rem is a Partner in 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 regarding CEQA issues, including procedural requirements, deadlines and statutes of limitation, exemptions, and adequacy of environmental impact reports and other documents. She represented the California School Boards Association as amicus curiae
in the matter of Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley
, a recent CEQA case before the California Supreme Court. She also has extensive eminent domain experience, and assists school districts with a variety of real property issues including sale and lease transactions, land use and zoning issues, and surplus property requirements. Ms. Rem is experienced in reviewing and providing advice to clients relating to various types of business contracts. She also regularly advises clients regarding school facilities fees and construction matters.
Ms. Rem has presented 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 purchasing, 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
. She also authored an article entitled Idea Protection in California: Are Writers Too Readily Compensated for Their Ideas?
28 HASTINGS COMM. & ENT. L.J. 333 (2006).
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where she was a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Society, and participated in a Summer Study Abroad Program in Dublin, Ireland.
Ms. Rem is admitted to the Central District of California.