Butzel Long attorney appointed to Board of Directors of the LEDC

Butzel Long Attorney and Shareholder Kevin C. O'Malley has been appointed by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero to the Board of Directors of the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC). O'Malley will serve as a Director of the Lansing Economic Development Corporation; the Lansing Tax Increment Finance Authority; and, the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

O'Malley also serves as the Director of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and is a Member of the City of Lansing Mayor's Council of Economic Advisors.

The LEDC encourages economic development in Lansing. The LEDC has an annual contract that allows it to conduct all economic development services on behalf of the city of Lansing. This includes business development, recruitment and retention as well as the management of the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LBRA), the downtown Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA), all tax zones, the Lansing Regional SmartZone, Linking Lansing and "U" and the management of all city incentives.

"Lansing is a wonderful city with tremendous business growth opportunity," said O'Malley. "I am honored to serve the LEDC in this important role."

Based in Butzel Long's Lansing office, O'Malley concentrates his practice on banking, corporate, and commercial real estate matters.

O'Malley represents banks and bank holding companies, focusing on special assets; loan workouts; restructuring; sales and assignments of bank loans, instruments, and security interests; perfection documents; and borrower/guarantor collection matters. He also acted as general counsel for Michigan corporations of all sizes. O'Malley is a Registered Lobbyist in the State of Michigan.

O'Malley has written numerous articles on banking matters and is a regular speaker for the Michigan Society of Association Executives, banking associations, and private companies.

O'Malley is a graduate of Temple University School of Law (J.D.) and Villanova University (B.A.). He was an M.B.A. degree candidate at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. O'Malley also was an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and a Teaching Assistant of Legal Writing and Research at Temple University School of Law.

He is a Trustee of Oneida Charter Township and was formerly a Member of Oneida Charter Township's Planning Board. He is involved with the Lansing City Rescue Mission and the Lansing Volunteers of America. Previously, O'Malley was a Member of the Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Lansing, Vice Chairman and Treasurer for the Capital Area District Library, and President of the Philadelphia Jaycees.

O'Malley is a Diamond Award Nominee and a Gavel Award Recipient from the Michigan Society of Association Executives.

O'Malley also is an FAA licensed Private Pilot and holds the United States and World Records for "Speed Over a Recognized Course in a Single Engine Piston-Powered Airplane" from Lansing, MI to Evansville, IN, as certified by both the National Aeronautic Association and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2012