Kester K. So

Kester K. So

Dickinson Wright PLLC

215 South Washington Square, Ste 200
Lansing, MI 48933

Tel: (517) 487-4722 Fax: (517) 487-4700



In Practice Since: 1980 ACBC Fellow Since: 1986

General obligation bonds, Municipal revenue bonds, Assessment and other land-based bonds and tax increment bonds, Exempt organization bonds (including health care, higher education, schools and cultural institutions), Bonds backed by corporate or project revenues, Multifamily housing bonds, Single-family housing bonds, Student loan bonds, Securities law, Bankruptcy law

A.B. University of Michigan with high distinction, J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Professional Affiliations:
NABL, State Bar of Michigan, Ingham County Bar Association


Mr. So is a Deputy CEO of the Firm and a member of the Management Group and specializes in municipal finance, where he serves as bond counsel or underwriter's counsel on a wide variety of bond issues, including, but not limited to, bonds for hospitals and health care, public power, higher education, transportation, unemployment insurance, tax increment financing, state revolving fund environmental, school bond loan, State and local building authorities, airports, water and sewer, solid waste disposal, tobacco, and industrial and economic development projects.

Mr. So is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Ingham County Bar Association, and NABL.  He serves on the Council of the Public Corporation Law Section and is a past chairperson.  He is a former editor and a current contributor to the Public Corporation Law Quarterly, and regularly contributes to the Michigan Municipal League's Municipal Briefs.  He was also appointed by Michigan Governors to the Council on Labor and Economic Growth and its successor, the Talent Investment Board, and is a Trustee to the United States Law Firm Group.  He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in four categories, including Municipal and Public Finance Law, and was recently named a 2013 Leader in the Law by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly.