Devon B. Lincoln is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Monterey office and co-chair of the firm's Facilities and Business Practice Group. She is also involved in the firm's Charter Schools Practice Group. After practicing international, environmental and transactional law in Washington, D.C., Ms. Lincoln relocated to California and joined Lozano Smith in 2003.
Drawing on her experience as a corporate attorney on large transactions, Ms. Lincoln focuses her practice on construction, bidding, solar projects and clean energy, general facilities and business issues, and matters involving charter schools, including charter school governance and facilities issues and creating dependent charter schools. She also coordinates the firm's Client News Brief Program.
Ms. Lincoln has presented at numerous Lozano Smith Facilities and Business Consortia on topics such as "A Primer on Paper Cuts: Document Retention, The Public Records Act, The Brown Act and Email" and "What To Do When Third Parties Come Knocking To Use School Facilities," and the Webinar, "Going Green and Conserving Energy." She has also presented at the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Annual Conference on technology legal issues facing school districts, the Small School Districts Association (SSDA) and the California School Boards Association (CSBA) conferences on charter school matters. Ms. Lincoln recently presented a webinar in collaboration with CASBO on the topic of How Understanding the Private Financing of Public Agency Solar Transactions Can Get You a Better Deal.
Ms. Lincoln received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1999. She was a visiting student at Georgetown University Law Center. She earned a B.A. degree in English and Political Science from Columbia University in 1996.
In Part 2 of our discussion on the complex topic of clean energy projects and how they are financed, Sloan Simmons talks with Devon Lincoln and Daniel Maruccia about the options for financing such projects and the overarching themes impacting this area of the law.
In Part I of a discussion on the complex topic of clean energy projects and how they are financed, Sloan Simmons talks to Dan Maruccia and Devon Lincoln about the wide range of such projects, and the challenges public agencies face in determining how to finance them.
It's that time of year, when California public servants must prepare and submit their annual statements of economic interest. The statement, commonly referred to as Form 700, is due on April 2 this year. Devon Lincoln talks to ethics expert Tom Gauthier about common pitfalls in filling out the form, what you need to know to get it right, and why it matters.
Labor and employment specialists Lou Lozano and Darren Kameya join Devon Lincoln for a discussion of the unique challenges arising at the public employee union bargaining table in 2019. The conversation covers the fallout from the 2018 Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, the implications of the LAUSD strike and other labor actions, and how public agencies can attempt to navigate in these complicated times.
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The role of law enforcement officers on school campuses is not well understood. Devon Lincoln is joined by attorney Tom Manniello, an expert in student discipline issues and discipline reform, and Jenell Van Bindsbergen, an attorney specializing in working with police officers and police departments. In a wide ranging discussion, the panelists lay out the complex issues that come up when an officer polices a school campus.
This special episode of the podcast features a discussion with negotiator Sarah Kaatz and shares extended excerpts from her successful keynote address at the 2019 ACSA Negotiators' Symposium. Attorney Devon Lincoln talks with Sarah about the life insights she draws on to negotiate with public employee unions in a range of challenging scenarios.
Following the release of the new California governor's first proposed budget, Lozano Smith attorneys Devon Lincoln, Karen Rezendes and Mattie Scott sit down to discuss the long history of school finance in the state and how that history reverberates in our schools today - and why the issue should matter to every Californian.