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Bodman’s Albert H. Pak Named 2023 ABA Outstanding Young Nonprofit Lawyer

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Albert H. Pak, a senior associate in the firm’s Exempt Organizations and Impact Investing Group, has been named the 2023 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association’s Nonprofit Organizations Committee.

In announcing the award, the Nonprofit Organizations Committee cited Pak’s long-term commitment to the nonprofit sector, his expertise in legal issues affecting the “full life cycle of a nonprofit organization,” and his commitment to providing pro bono assistance to grassroots nonprofits. The Nonprofit Organizations Committee also highlighted Pak’s prior experience as an in-house attorney and Skadden Fellow with Michigan Community Resources (MCR). As a Skadden Fellow he strengthened MCR’s legal services program and helped develop a virtual legal clinic through which he continues to participate as a volunteer pro bono attorney.

The Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section recognizes one attorney each year with its Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. To qualify, the attorney must demonstrate distinguished service to the nonprofit sector and be under the age of 35 or have been in practice for less than ten years. Pak is the second Bodman attorney to have received this prestigious national recognition. Exempt Organizations and Impact Investing Group Co-Chair Celeste E. Arduino won the award in 2017.

Pak, who practices in Bodman’s Ann Arbor office, counsels nonprofit and other tax-exempt organizations and the investors who support them on a broad range of legal, operational, and financial issues. He draws upon both his legal training and his business experience to provide his clients with practical and effective advice. He has deep and varied experience in the nonprofit sector. In addition to his service with MCR, Pak served as COO and Director of Innovation for 12+, a Philadelphia-based organization devoted to helping high school students attain their post-secondary education goals. He also served as a project management intern with the Community Investments Team at Rock Ventures in Detroit and as a legal intern with Able Lending, a peer-to-peer lending start-up serving small businesses and entrepreneurs.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Business Law, Taxation, and Young Lawyers sections) and serves as Treasurer of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

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