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.

Practice Areas

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.


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.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Claremont Alumni Network, Member
  • Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles, Member


J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
B.A., Pitzer College


  • 2004, California
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