O&T Clinic Students Complete Spring Quarter Projects

Congratulations to all students in the Organizations and Transactions Clinic on a successful spring quarter. Under the supervision of director Jay Mitchell and clinical supervising attorney Michelle Sonu, students worked on a variety of corporate, contract, advisory, and governance matters, described below:

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Contract and advice matters:

Nicole Chen (’18) and Janessa Ingram (’18) developed a suite of contracts and contract negotiation tools for an international nonprofit that works with communities and local governments in Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and promote gender equality in education. Nicole and Janessa also worked closely with the CFO and prepared multiple contracts for a major Bay Area food bank relating to its core food distribution programs and its capacity-building support for distribution partners.


O&T Clinic Spring Quarter Projects

Michael Halper (’18) and Martin Salvucci (’18) developed artist residency program and co-production agreements for a San Francisco performing arts nonprofit that supports development of new work and provides artists with a performance venue and a range of technical, promotion, and front of house support services. Michael and Martin also drafted commercial co-venture and corporate sponsor agreements for an organization that works closely with a leading Bay Area public hospital.



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Stephanie Birndorf (’18) and Abigail Xu (’18) drafted project spinoff, transfer, and intake agreements for one of the country’s largest incubators of nonprofit initiatives. The documents reflect the nature of these transactions as acquisitions, and include representations, covenants, conditions precedent, and other provisions common to M&A agreements. Stephanie and Abigail also developed a consulting agreement for that client and provided extensive corporate structure advice to a Bay Area nonprofit focused on vision care and ophthalmology education.


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Omeed Anvar (’18) and Rachel Boochever (’18) prepared corporate partnership and consulting agreements for a rapidly-growing Northern California nonprofit focused on job opportunities at major technology companies in the Bay Area and New York City for Black and Latino/a students. Omeed and Rachel also drafted a range of contracts for a North Bay nonprofit support organization, including agreements relating to placement of AmeriCorps volunteers and to coordination of local disaster recovery efforts.


Corporate governance:

In addition, all O&T Clinic students carried out comprehensive corporate governance reviews. These engagements involve reviewing the client’s existing governance documents and practices, preparing a detailed advice deliverable, drafting an extensive suite of bylaws, board committee charters, and other documents, and making a formal presentation to board members and senior executives. Nicole Chen and Rachel Boochever represented a leading Bay Area venture philanthropy firm.  Janessa Ingram and Omeed Anvar worked closely with a San Francisco visual arts nonprofit focused on arts education, exhibitions, and studios. Abigail Xu and Michael Halper represented one of the largest operators of farmers’ markets in California. Martin Salvucci and Stephanie Birndorf advised a Peninsula provider of domestic violence prevention services.