Dickinson Wright Lawyer Kester So Elected a Fellow of American College of Bond Counsel
December 11, 2012
Kester So, a member in the Lansing office of Dickinson Wright PLLC, was one of 11 lawyers nationwide recently elected a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel at its meeting in Chicago. Mr. So is a Deputy CEO of his Firm and member of the Management Group and specializes in municipal finance, where he has served as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel on a wide variety of bond issues, including, but not limited to, bonds for 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 development bonds.
Mr. So is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and serves on the Council of the Public Corporation Law Section. He is a past Chairperson of the Council, and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He was also appointed by the 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. Mr. So is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in four categories—public finance law, municipal law, utility law and energy law. He received his A.B. with high distinction from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law.
The American College of Bond Counsel is a highly select group of distinguished and experienced bond counsel representing every state of the union for the purpose of promoting the high standards of professional and ethical responsibility in the practice of municipal finance. Membership is by invitation only after a nominating process by the existing members, and members must have demonstrated a career as a distinguished municipal finance practitioner over a substantial period of time.