Business & Community Law Clinic
The Business & Community Law Clinic is Wayne Law's transactional clinic. The clinic represents both for-profit and nonprofit clients who cannot afford to pay for legal services offered by attorneys in the private bar. The clinic will assist businesses within the city of Detroit and in the Detroit metropolitan area. Among the services the clinic offers are: entity formation, contract review and preparation, review and drafting of commercial real estate documents, preparation of trademark and copyright applications, and preparation of tax exempt applications for 501(c)(3) status. The clinic represents clients only on business transactions and does not work on litigation matters.
Since the clinic began serving clients in 2007, it has provided legal assistance to dozens of for-profit clients including record labels, a day spa, technology companies, a bath and body care manufacturer, and a financial literacy company, among others. It has also provided legal assistance to a myriad of start-up nonprofit clients including an organization formed to mentor at-risk students, an organization that provides free clothes and other material necessities to low income people, an organization formed to provide services to children of domestic abuse survivors, a public interest environmental law firm and more.