Community and Economic Development Law Clinic

CEDLC student attorneys work with community based organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia to promote economic development. Using the tools of corporate, commercial, and transactional law, they create and retain assets for greatly underserved communities in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

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Our Focus

Our clients are non-profits, small business owners, tenants' associations, and other groups who hold the line in under-served communities, and whose concerns must be given priority if community residents are not to be displaced by locally sourced juice bars and designer lofts. Our students work with clients to determine the appropriate business entity for their mission and needs, to execute and file corporate documents and applications for state and federal tax exemptions, to apply for grants, to negotiate contracts and memoranda of understanding, and to advocate before agencies and legislatures.

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