Buyers Guide - Premier Partners

Better than searching on the Internet. Easier to find than a business card.

Our Buyers Guide is a listing of products and services supplied by CASBO-associated businesses, organized within categories that match our 15 school business disciplines to make it easier than ever to find just what you need. We believe that how well you approach your job on a daily basis depends in part on having the best resources. If you have a budget, this is one resource that has your back!

 Kelli Moors
 (760) 304-6003
F3 Law represents over 400 of California's educational institutions and related agencies, including school districts, community college districts, SELPAs, county offices of education and public agencies. The firm is guided by a desire to assemble the most knowledgeable and skilled attorneys in the nation to represent their current and future clients. F3 Law attorneys have extensive experience in land transactions, as well as business and facilities matters. They are recognized leaders in energy conservation and alternative energy matters.
 Janet Cardines
 (657) 217-3260
We help school districts secure, organize and manage permanent records with our records software and paper conversion services. Furthermore, with our edrecords.org software, we can help districts create an online records retention & compliance policy.
 Heather Simonson
 (619) 616-1556
The California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (VEBA) was started in 1993 through the combined efforts of school superintendents and representatives of both the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA). VEBA provides health care benefits for education, municipal and public agency employees that are effective, affordable and of the highest quality and value.
 Janet Mueller
 (619) 595-0202
Dannis Woliver Kelley (DWK) is a full-service education law firm focused on serving the legal representation needs of California public school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and other educational organizations. Established in 1976, we were the first California law firm to devote its entire practice to governing boards, public schools and education. With more than 60 attorneys and seven offices across the state, DWK is one of the largest women-owned law firms in the country.
 Kelsey McCarthy
 (415) 276-2216
At Equitable, we know educators are driven by passion and have unique financial needs. That's why we created a strategy made for education professionals. As the #1 provider of 403(b) plans in k-12 schools, we can help teachers supplement their pension by turning their salary into a more comfortable retirement.
 Randy Merritt
 (949) 485-5903
Through sophisticated investment banking services and exceptional client service, we are committed to help build the future of education in California. Backed by the strength of a top national underwriter, we’re a recognized leader in California K-12 education financing. Let us put our experienced local team and deep resources to work for you. RAYMOND JAMES UNDERWRITES THE FOLLOWING FOR CALIFORNIA K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS: • General Obligation Bonds • Certificates of Participation • Refunding Bonds • Tax-Secured Financing • Taxable Bonds
 Brandon Fischer
 (408) 894-5185
In the past, learning was constrained by time and place. Today, digital transformation is opening a new world of educational opportunities—to learn in new ways, in new places, with new connections to resources around the globe. Cisco is leading this digital transformation in education with the Cisco Digital Education Platform, which supports blended learning opportunities, worldwide collaboration, and rich online media experiences. With this completely integrated digital environment, schools have the technology in place to ensure that buildings are connected, educators are empowered, administrators are informed, and students can learn without limits.
 Sarah Tchechel
 (510) 282-0389
ForeFront Power is paving the way for public agencies to reap the benefits of clean, affordable solar and energy storage. A trusted partner in California for over a decade, we’ve helped schools and colleges save money and meet sustainability goals by taking control over their own energy procurement. Our innovative energy solutions, proven methodology, and trusted affiliates have made us a preferred provider of solar and storage to California’s public sector with over 200 MW of capacity delivered.
 Derek Morrison
 (559) 431-5600
For more than 30 years, Lozano Smith has been recognized as a preeminent leader serving hundreds of K-12 school districts throughout California. The firm’s unmatched culture continues to foster innovative and tailored legal services in every area of education law, including: charter schools, facilities and business, governance, investigations, labor and employment, litigation, public finance, public safety, special education, student services, technology, and Title IX. Lozano Smith’s eight offices throughout the state provide clients with local and statewide expertise, ultimately giving clients the accessibility they deserve.
 John Paul Jewell
 (415) 672.3014
ENGIE is a national energy infrastructure and building services company that helps education, government, commercial and industrial customers become more efficient, productive and sustainable. Customers benefit from our wide spectrum of highly customizable building system maintenance and facility management services, technical projects and integrated programs. Over the past 40 years, thousands of our customers have captured more than $2.7 billion in savings, while also improving the performance of their facilities in terms of reliability, safety, comfort and resource use.

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