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Detroit—December 8, 2021—Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton & Tomich is pleased to announce its commitment to law school education and future land use and zoning attorneys with the establishment of the Dalton & Tomich PLC Expendable Scholarship Fund for Land Use and Zoning at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (Detroit Mercy Law). The scholarship was announced by co-founding partner Daniel Dalton, Detroit Mercy Law class of 1990 and long-time member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Detroit Mercy Law.
“I remember how appreciative I was to receive a scholarship as a law school student and am pleased to give back to the institution that played such a vital role in helping me develop the legal career I’ve built today,” Dalton said. “Speaking on behalf of our firm, we are happy to give this gift for the specific purpose of land use and zoning to assist future attorneys in pursuing legal work that is engaging, challenging and fulfilling.”
The scholarship, an expendable fund, will allow Detroit Mercy Law to maintain the affordability and quality of its programs by offering greater financial resources to its students. Students interested in land use and zoning careers can qualify for the scholarship based on financial aid or merit. Detroit Mercy Law Dean Jelani Jefferson Exum expressed her gratitude for the scholarship.
“I’m grateful to the professionals at Dalton & Tomich PLC for this generous scholarship and am confident it will be of great benefit to students with an interest in planning and zoning who want to continue their legal education and practice in this area,” Jefferson Exum said.
The scholarship, which is available to students for the 2022-2023 academic year, will be awarded over five years, with $5,000 distributed per year, limited to one student per school year, to total $25,000. The scholarship recipients will be solely determined by Dean Jelani Jefferson Exum.
About Dalton + Tomich, PLC
Dalton & Tomich’s attorneys are trusted advisors for land use and zoning clients throughout Michigan and Illinois with experience securing site plan and zoning entitlements for both for profit and not-for-profit corporations. They have also helped religious schools and entities across the United States obtain land use and zoning approval both in and out of court, ensuring that their client’s rights under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”) are protected. The firm also helps local churches across the country preserve their property and protect their ministries in religious property disputes within denominations. Learn more about their services at https://www.daltontomich.com/.
The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps accomplish your goals. Our collaborative approach has helped leaders like you grow businesses and banks, develop and expand churches, and build nonprofit organizations nationwide.
In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
Never one time during a year-long litigation process did Dalton & Tomich demonstrate anything other than Christ-like professionalism. They managed the legal details, while we continued to do church. How they managed themselves, managed our case, and represented our church set the table for me and our church to be where we are today.
Dalton & Tomich’s expertise and experience helped us through a very difficult legal journey, ultimately achieving a favorable outcome. Their personal interest in helping us went “above and beyond” just the call of duty.