Lindsay Thorson represents special districts, school districts, community college districts, county offices of education, and other public entities for transactional matters. She specializes in technology licensing and negotiation of software agreements, real property acquisition and disposition of surplus property, Proposition 39 charter school facilities requests, Civic Center Act policies, cell tower agreements, joint-use agreements, licenses, easements, and developer fees.
News & Publications
Events & Speaking Engagements
Ms. Thorson has given presentations on the practical and legal aspects of technology licensing and negotiation of software agreements; the use, development and disposition of school district property; and how to address Proposition 39 requests from charter schools. She has spoken before numerous school boards, county offices of education, and organizations, including the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, California Association of School Business Officials, Chief Information Systems Officers Association, and the Western Association of College and University Business Officers, as well as at the firm’s annual Education Law Conference and Education Law Technology Symposium.
Alerts & Articles
- California Supreme Court Allows Proposition 218 Challenge Without The Challenger Attending The Local Agency’s Rate Increase Hearing06.11.2019
- Court of Appeal Affirms That a County Office of Education Cannot Seek an Exemption From Local Zoning Ordinances Under Government Code Section 5309401.24.2017
- SB693 Consolidates and Clarifies the "Skilled and Trained Workforce" Requirements for Specific Public Works Projects09.29.2016
Ms. Thorson has drafted client Alerts on topics such as the adoption and assessment of developer fees, determining Civic Center Act direct costs, the use of surplus property proceeds, accessibility disclosures in lease agreements, the use of norming ratios in determining facilities offered to charter schools under Proposition 39, protecting data in the cloud, CEQA categorical exemptions, and bond oversight committee requirements.
- Court Denies CBIA’s Request for Preliminary Injunction Aimed at Stalling Imposition of Level III Developer FeesEdLawConnect Blog, 08.24.2016
- Temporary Restraining Order Issued On State Allocation Board Finding That No State Funds Are Available For New Construction Projects For Level III Developer FeesEdLawConnect Blog, 05.27.2016
- EdLawConnect Blog, 10.09.2015
- EdLawConnect Blog, 01.05.2015
- Senate Bill 1016 Places Charter Schools First in Priority for Notification and Acquisition of Certain Surplus Real PropertyEdLawConnect Blog, 08.15.2012
- EdLawConnect Blog, 04.30.2012
Community & Professional
- Claremont Alumni Network, Member
- Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles, Member