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Case Type Nonprofit Skills Developed Legal Drafting/Negotiation

Case #21-0046403

Real Property – Client is an established 501(c)(3) community center that provides meeting and event space for neighborhood organizations and residents. Client is in a long-term lease agreement with the church that owns the space, and is in the process of negotiating a real estate deal that would transfer ownership of the building from the church to the client. Client seeks a volunteer attorney to provide advice on the following: 1) tax and lien obligations for the client, 2) how to split the deed so that the church can retain an adjacent property, and 3) whether client should instead pursue another long-term lease that ends in ownership transfer in light of new opposition to the real estate deal from the church’s governing body. Client will subsequently need assistance with completing either the real estate transaction or drafting a new commercial lease agreement.