Michael S. Laird recognized for leadership and volunteerism in arts community
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Arts Council recently hosted the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards, recognizing 19 individuals and organizations whose efforts have impacted the arts statewide or in their respective communities. Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Michael S. Laird was honored with a Community Service Award for his significant contributions in leadership and volunteerism to the Oklahoma arts community.
With a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Laird serves as co-chair of Crowe & Dunlevy’s Real Estate and Wind & Renewable Energy Practice Groups. He has received several distinctions within the legal industry, including recognition by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers and by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year for construction law in Oklahoma City in 2014 and in 2016.*
Laird is active in the Oklahoma City community, especially in arts-focused organizations. He serves on several boards, including Allied Arts, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, the Myriad Gardens Foundation and the Oklahoma City Ballet. He is also a member of the board for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Central Oklahoma.
Established in 1975, the Governor’s Arts Awards are held annually, offering recognition in six categories, including The Governor’s Award, Arts in Education, Business in the Arts, Community Service, Media in the Arts Award and Public Service in the Arts. Gov. Mary Fallin presided over a public ceremony at the State Capitol Feb. 28.