Law School’s Business Innovations Clinic hosts panel discussion on joint ventures in community development

The Business Innovations Legal Clinic at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is hosting a free, two-hour course on community-based real estate development and joint ventures. It will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Second Floor Student Lounge at the William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Ave., in Little Rock. The event also serves as the launch of the Business Innovation Legal Clinic’s Access to Opportunity Handbook Series for lawyers and community members, with its first manual, When David Partners with Goliath: A Joint Venture Manual for Community Developers.

The discussion will feature a panel of four speakers with backgrounds in community-based development throughout the United States. Speakers include:

  • Barry Mallin, Esq., a New York City attorney with decades of experience representing nonprofits in tax credit transactions. Mr. Mallin was the primary author of When David Partners with Goliath: A Joint Venture Manual for Community Developers;
  • Dr. Christopher Jones, an Arkansas native serving as Executive Director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, and former Executive Director of the nationally-recognized Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston. Dr. Jones authored a case study in When David Partners with Goliath: A Joint Venture Manual for Community Developers;
  • Warwick Sabin, Senior Director of U.S. Programs of the Rockefeller Foundation who developed numerous local projects including the South on Main and Oxford American cluster in Downtown Little Rock, and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock; and
  • Professor Kim Vu-Dinh, Esq., Visiting Professor and Director of the Business Innovations Legal Clinic at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, whose past experience includes commercial and residential tax-credit based development in New Orleans. Professor Vu-Dinh served as primary editor of When David Partners with Goliath: A Joint Venture Manual for Community Developers.

All four speakers will discuss the best practices in community-based real estate developments and their first-hand experiences with projects both in and outside of Arkansas. A Q&A will follow, and each attendee will receive a free copy of the newly-published When David Partners with Goliath

This free event is open to all attorneys, students, and the other members of the community. For attorneys attendees, two hours of CLE (zero ethics hours) have been approved.

A complimentary meal will be provided; it will be prepared by Ayo Foods, LLC, a worker-owned, new, local, business and client of the Business Innovations Legal Clinic. Please RSVP on Eventbrite with the number of attendees.

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