Kelley Owens is a partner in the San Diego area office. Ms. Owens has adopted a general counsel approach for clients, providing legal guidance on a wide range of matters, including business, facilities, governance and litigation. Ms. Owens is co-chair of the firm's Business, Facilities, Real Estate, Construction & Energy Practice Group. She has provided guidance to clients on the disposition and acquisition of property, including lease agreements, property exchanges, and eminent domain transactions. As part of the F3 Green Schools effort, Ms. Owens has negotiated a number of power purchase agreements to secure solar facilities for school districts and assisted clients through energy efficiency projects under Proposition 39.
Ms. Owens has become one of the firm’s leading authorities on redevelopment issues, a topic of ongoing interest to school districts following the dissolution of redevelopment agencies in 2011. She has also successfully represented school districts in two of the first AB 1389 redevelopment audit appeals before the State Allocation Board.
Ms. Owens has helped a number of school districts secure and implement various financing and funding programs, and grants for innovative education technology initiatives. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Classroom of the Future Foundation.
A seasoned speaker, Ms. Owens often visits districts to address sensitive and emerging topics such as cyber security, Brown Act compliance, and bond oversight requirements. Ms. Owens has presented at various regional and statewide conferences and appeared as a featured speaker in ACSA’s first E-ducation webinar series.
While in law school, Ms. Owens was a member of the National Moot Court Team, earning First Place Oralist in the McLennon Moot Court Competition and competing in the ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C. Ms. Owens received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2008 and earned her B.S., cum laude, from the University of Southern California in 2004.
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1525 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, California 92008