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Organizations and Transactions Clinic

Recent Projects


We’ve provided comprehensive governance advice, documents, and board briefings to multiple organizations ranging from rural youth development nonprofits to major urban food banks to community health centers.


We’ve advised mental health, venture philanthropy, immigration, veterans’ rights, charter school, legal services, child services, urban farming, and agricultural education nonprofits about corporate structure, affiliation arrangements, mergers, and related matters.

Contracts and MOUs

We’ve drafted collaboration, grant, subgrant, loan, lease, sublease, sponsorship, affiliation, trademark and copyright license, website, chapter, services, contractor, volunteer, equipment, facility use, land access, joint fundraising, non-disclosure, liability waiver, goods purchase, and other contracts and MOUs for public charities and private foundations.

Fiscal sponsorship

We’ve advised multiple nonprofits and drafted documents regarding fiscal sponsorship arrangements and project spin-offs and transfers.

Model documents

We’ve created model documents for community gardens, farm leases, agricultural loans, municipal healthy restaurant certification programs, and community financing of food system businesses.

Risk management

We’ve provided risk assessment advice to a wide range of organizations, including child abuse prevention, shelter, food security, and agriculture nonprofits.

Food system

We’ve drafted market rules, site agreements and other contracts for farmers’ market operators, developed contracts, leases, loan documents, and operating policies for beginning farmer education, commercial kitchen, catering, community produce gleaning, local food alliance. and urban-edge farming programs, and provided brand protection advice to local food and food security organizations.

Human services

We’ve redesigned and strengthened program, contract and volunteer documents for transitional housing, shared housing, rental subsidy, below-market housing, food bank, food pantry, youth development, tutoring and mentoring, business incubator, legal services and other charitable programs.