AAATA Keeps Pear Sperling for Legal Work

The law firm Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels P.C. will continue to represent the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, after AAATA board action taken on Sept. 26, 2013.

The contract runs five years starting on Oct. 1, 2013, and is based on an hourly rate. The value of the contract is expected to exceed a total of $100,000. That’s the amount triggering a requirement of board approval.

According to the staff memo on the resolution, 48 vendors downloaded the RFP (request for proposals) issued by the AAATA and 10 firms responded to it. Written proposals were evaluated and scored and the top four proposers were offered interviews. After the interview process, “best and final” offers were requested from the top two proposers.

Out of that process, Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels P.C. was chosen to provide legal counsel to the AAATA on general corporate, labor and employment matters.

This brief was filed from the downtown location of the Ann Arbor District Library at 343 S. Fifth Ave., where the AAATA board holds its meetings. A more detailed report will follow: [link]