Mischa M. Boardman

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Mischa M. Boardman

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Mischa M. Boardman

Because of the close relationships Mischa Boardman has with her clients, she works even harder to deliver the best possible results in their business disputes, commercial litigation, and eminent domain matters.

She can achieve these outcomes because she knows her clients, their business strategies, and can tailor the legal strategy to support and accommodate their goals. She invests herself deeply and personally – for her, the client’s problem is her problem.

Mischa is adept at taking on complicated issues, distilling them to their simplest forms, and developing practical strategies to drive the solutions her client desires. Her communications require no prompting.

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Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Education

University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor, 2000

  • Clinical Law Program

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with honors, 1997

  • James Angell Scholar

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Appellate Practice and Litigation Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Right of Way Association
    • Co-Chair, Legal Affairs Committee, Michigan Chapter
  • Oakland County Road Association
    • Associate Member
  • Advancing Women in Energy
  • Association of Women in Energy

Publications

  • Does Your Lawyer Have Your Back?
    Michigan Lawyers Weekly, September 24, 2018
  • Do You Hate Lawyers? Learn to Love Them and Create a Cohesive Team in the Process
    Right of Way (IRWA Magazine), May/June 2018
  • Who Owns that Tree? Legal Issues Regarding Tree Removal in the Right-of-Way
    Crossroads (Quarterly Journal of the County Road Association of Michigan), Spring 2018
  • Just Compensation: the Art of Winning
    Right of Way (IRWA Magazine), January/February 2018
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Drafting Easements: Writing Easements that can Withstand the Rigors of Eminent Domain
    Right of Way (IRWA Magazine), November/December 2017

Presentations

  • Building a Better Workplace:  Strategies for Creating and Implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
    Association of Corporate Counsel, October 2020

  • The Gordie Howe International Bridge Project: Condemnation, Relocation and Valuation Issues
    Colorado Law Institute, CLE International, September 2020

  • Understanding and Analyzing Telecommunication Property Rights
    IRWA International Electric and Utilities Committee, September 2020

  • 360-Degree View of Easement Valuation
    IRWA, 65th International Education Conference June 2019, Portland, Oregon
  • Don’t Strike Out: Navigating Attorney-Client Privilege Issues
    for In-House Counsel
    Association of Corporate Counsel (Michigan Chapter), May 2019
  • Maintaining Effective Relationships with Outside Legal Counsel
    County Road Association, March 2019
  • Strategic Use of Outside Counsel to Bring Value to the C-Suite
    Association of Corporate Counsel (Michigan Chapter), October 2018
  • Judges Have the Final Say on How to Value Easements
    International Right of Way Association (Michigan Chapter), Fall Education Seminar, September 2018
  • Do You Hate Lawyers? Learn to Love Them and Create a Cohesive Team in the Process
    IRWA, 64th International Education Conference, June 2018, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Easements
    Michigan Society of Professional Surveyor’s 77th Annual Meeting, February 2018
  • Acquiring the Necessary Rights for ITC’s Thumb Loop Transmission Line
    International Right of Way Association (Ohio Chapter), Utilities Day Seminar, January 2018
  • Land Ownership Rights in the Right-of-Way
    County Road Association Annual Legal Symposium, December 2017
  • Tips and Tricks for Drafting Utility Easements
    International Right of Way Association (Ohio Chapter), Law Day Seminar, November 2017
  • ITC’s Michigan Thumb Loop
    International Right of Way Association (Michigan Chapter), Fall Conference, October 2017
  • Michigan Boundaries and Easements
    Half Moon Educational Seminar, July 2017
  • From Legislation to Litigation: Michigan’s ‘Thumb Loop’ Transmission Line
    International Right of Way Association, 63rd International Education Conference, June 2017
  • Adverse Possession & Prescriptive Easements
    International Right of Way Association (Michigan Chapter), May 2017
  • Easement Drafting Nuts & Bolts: How to Draft Utility Easements Ahead of Time to Ensure a Successful Project
    International Right of Way Association, 2nd Annual International Electric & Utility Symposium, April 2017
  • Eminent Domain – Practice and Pitfalls
    Institute of Continuing Legal Education, December 2014

In the Community

  • University of Michigan, CEW+ Leadership Council
  • University of Michigan, Diversity Equity Inclusion Leadership Council
  • Michigan State University College of Social Science Consortium on Female Leadership, Charter Member
  • City Year Detroit, Host Committee – Women’s Leadership Breakfast

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