Leslie R. Lacher

Leslie R. Lacher is a partner in the San Diego area office, whose practice focuses on charter school matters, business and facilities, and school construction/business litigation.

As the co-leader of the firm's Charter Schools Practice Group, Ms. Lacher provides guidance on a wide range of charter issues. She regularly advises clients on charter petition review and procedures, oversight, renewal, revocation, and navigating the Proposition 39 facilities request process. She is experienced at preparing and negotiating a range of memoranda of understanding on fiscal, operational, accountability, governance, and special education issues.

Ms. Lacher frequently delivers presentations and board workshops, including topics such as the charter petition review and approval process, charter oversight, Prop 39 facilities requests, and legal updates on charter reform.

In addition, Ms. Lacher has significant experience in preparing requests for qualifications/requests for proposals, comprehensive bid packages, architectural services agreements, leases, and easement agreements for school district clients. She also advises district administrators on a variety of construction and procurement-related matters including stop payment notices and enforcement actions, bid protests, construction defect disputes, change orders, and bonding issues, among others. 

While in law school, Ms. Lacher was a member of the San Diego Law Review and served on the SDLR Editorial Board as a Lead Articles Editor. In addition, she participated in her law school's special education legal clinic for which she received the outstanding special education intern award and the pro bono service award in recognition of her contributions.

Ms. Lacher received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and her bachelor's degree, with high honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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