Wade advises a range of nonprofit organizations—such as health care organizations, colleges, and foundations—regarding formation, affiliations, governance, dissolution, contracting, and other matters. Wade also regularly advises on charitable giving and tax-exemption issues facing private foundations and public charities.
Before joining Gray Plant Mooty, Wade served as a judicial clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, clerking for the Honorable James E. Gritzner. He is also an alumnus of the firm’s summer associate program.
Wade holds a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was one of two recipients of the John F. Murray Award recognizing the highest grade point average in the graduating class.
Prior to law school, Wade worked for several nonprofit corporations and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Washington, D.C., where he helped coordinate a free, walk-in clinic and conducted HIV testing and counseling.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.