Kirk C. Herald
Kirk C. Herald has practiced transactional, real estate and construction law since 2000. Before joining Thrun Law Firm in 2002, he represented private sector developers for a Birmingham, Michigan law firm. Kirk received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 1999, where he earned numerous academic awards and scholarships, including the Jurisprudence Award in Taxation and the Stephen T. Roumell Award. Mr. Herald graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from Hope College in 1996, majoring in both business administration and political science.
Kirk provides general counsel and advice to hundreds of public schools and municipal corporations. He is frequently asked to draft and negotiate intricate and important agreements involving real property transfers, easements, technology systems, intellectual property, general business relations, and construction contracts between and among owners, trade contractors, architects, construction managers and others. Kirk also regularly helps public entities resolve related conflicts and disputes through mediation, arbitration, and litigation when necessary.
He is admitted to practice in Michigan and various federal courts and appeals courts. Kirk is a member in good standing of the National Counsel of School Attorneys, the Michigan Counsel of School Attorneys, the American Bar Association, and the Ingham County Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on school, construction, real estate, and transactional law matters for organizations including the Michigan School Business Officials, the Michigan Association of School Administrators, and the Michigan Association of School Boards.
Kirk lives in the Lansing area with his three children. He enjoys reading and running (but not at the same time) and has competed in numerous marathons and half-marathons. He cheers for the big four Detroit sports teams and is an avid fan of Michigan State University athletics.