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Mary Joan Fales, Senior Assistant City Attorney for Ann Arbor

    Mary Joan has served as an assistant city attorney for Ann Arbor since 1996. From 1991–1995, Mary Joan was the city attorney for Monroe. Mary Joan's area of concentration are include all aspects of real estate, including environmental and conservation and open space preservation, financial administration policies and procedures, procurement and corporate governance and emergency response planning.

Michael J. Watza, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook, Detroit
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    Michael is co-chair of the Governmental and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups at Kitch. Michael's areas of concentration include litigated, legislative, and administrative solutions on behalf of municipal, non profit, and private sector clients. Michael also serves as general counsel to PROTEC and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.

Kester K. So, member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Lansing

Kester is a member of the firm’s management group and focuses on municipal finance, where he has served as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel on a wide variety of bond issues, including 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 economic and industrial development bonds.



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