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University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 1987

University of Michigan
School of Business
Ann Arbor, Michigan
M.B.A., 1980

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A., Business/Economics, 1978

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Corporate Attorney

Dale has extensive experience in the area of nonprofit and tax exempt entities, and works with a wide range of exempt organizations, including charities, social service agencies, cultural and civic institutions, educational organizations, foundations, health organizations, clubs and associations, and religious organizations.

His work includes advising on such topics as exemption applications; unrelated business taxable income (UBTI); permissible political and lobbying activities; governance disputes; drafting and revising bylaws and other corporate policies; protection and licensing of intellectual property; director and officer liability protections; drafting of waivers, releases and consents; special rules pertaining to supporting organizations; excess benefit transactions and the intermediate sanctions rules; issues of private inurement and private benefit; loss and reactivation of corporate and/or tax exempt status; and special rules applicable to private foundations (e.g., self-dealing transactions, jeopardizing investments, excess business holdings and taxable expenditures).

Dale also practices in the area of general corporate and business transactions, with a focus on closely-held family businesses.

Honors and Recognitions

Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Nonprofit/Charities Law, since 2019

Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan Foundation

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

MOKA Corporation

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