Students working at UMass Law's community clinics recognized for public service

Community Development Clinic (CDC) students provided legal services to varied clients during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Community Development Clinic students provided legal services to varied clients during the 2015 - 2016 academic year.

More about the students and their accomplishments:

Dee DeQuattro & Joseph Marino: Community Development Clinic students Dee DeQuattro and Joseph Marino successfully provided their client in the medical field with a presentation detailing the necessary steps to create and operate a non-profit corporation in Massachusetts and obtain state and federal tax-exempt status, accompanied by a comprehensive memorandum tailored to the client's specific needs.

Ashley Gustafson & Julian Pinto: Community Development Clinic students Ashley Gustafson and Julian Pinto successfully delivering a final presentation to their client in the recreational sports field explaining federal and Massachusetts requirements for operating a public charity and the nuances of IRS tax-exempt classifications, as well as preparing a detailed packet of related guidance.

Recca Lacoste & Rolanzo White: Community Development Clinic students Rebecca Lacoste and Rolanzo White delivered a successful final presentation to their beauty products industry business client on selecting an appropriate legal structure for a Massachusetts business as well as offering preliminary guidance on the application of FDA regulations, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and binder of tailored information.

Nicholas Butland & Justin Sullivan: Community Development Clinic students Nicholas Butland and Justin Sullivan successfully delivered a presentation to their farm business client providing guidance on local zoning laws and agricultural exemptions available to farm businesses, accompanied by a detailed guidance memo and packet of information.

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