Transactional and Nonprofits Clinic at Drake Law open fall 2013
Des Moines attorney Chip Lowe has recently been hired to lead a Transactional and Nonprofits Clinic for Drake Law School. Students enrolled in this clinic will provide comprehensive legal services to entrepreneurs intending to start or already operating a for-profit or non-profit organization.
Drake Law students may help with items including business formation and non-profit IRS filings, contract review, negotiation and formation, financing agreements, lease agreements, as well as many other types of legal work.
Lowe most recently worked as a trial attorney for Howe, Cunningham, Lowe & Kelso, P.L.C. His legal experience spans over 30 years and his practice includes working with companies to solve business related problems, business organizations and transactions, sale transactions, and business disputes. He represents business clients in both state and federal courts in protecting their rights arising from commercial transactions, partnerships, and contract law.
“The transactional clinic is a great addition to our clinical program because it gives student interested in a non-litigation practice an opportunity to do the clinical experience,” says Allan Vestal, dean of the Law School. “We are very pleased that Chip has joined us. He will bring a practical, practice-oriented approach to this new experiential program.”
Drake’s clinical programs have been nationally ranked with a focus on practical experience for each student. The Transactional and Nonprofits Clinic adds a piece to an already solid puzzle. Students will have an opportunity for hands-on legal experience with real clients.
The mission of the Drake Legal Clinic is to provide an exceptional learning experience for students, applying their legal education to the representation of clients in a first-class clinical setting.