Real Estate

Nonprofit leaders aim to serve as wise stewards of their property, attentive to accompanying financial responsibilities, risk management issues, and potential opportunities for third-party usage. Our real estate clients include religious institutions, schools, social service providers, fine arts nonprofits, youth programs, and community organizations.

State Property Tax Exemptions And Refunds

Developing successful property tax exemption applications based on charitable, educational, or religious qualification, obtaining available tax refunds after exemption approval, and appealing unfavorable rulings.

Property Usage Legal Opinions

Preparing formal legal opinions and other client guidance to address property tax exemption, potential federal income tax liability, risk management issues, and religious liberty implications.

Real Estate Transactions

Serving clients through all stages of the real estate purchase and sales process, from contract drafting through closing, along with nonprofit donation and loan transactions.


Preparing, evaluating, and negotiating commercial leases for nonprofit clients.

Space-Sharing Agreements

Developing noncommercial facility usage agreements that address legal compliance, property tax exemption qualification, and optimal relationships between parties.


04 / 12 / 22

My Most Recent Blog Post or Article Longer Than THE PREVIOUS ONE

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November 28, 2022

Making Room: Third-Party Facility Usage Agreements

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November 23, 2022

Making Room: Property Tax Exemption and Third-Party Facility Usage

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September 22, 2022

Making Room: UBIT and Third-Party Facility Usage

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May 23, 2022

Making Room: Third-Party Facility Usage Policy

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October 23, 2018

Stretching to Save Property Tax Exemption Statute: The Oswald Ruling

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Lead Attorney

Real Estate
Sally Wagenmaker
Grand Haven, MI
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