We serve those who help others.
Attorney and Business Executive, William Burdette, determined many years ago that he was committed to creating a law firm that focuses soley on assisting non-profit organizations. Over the past several years, Mr. Burdette has created and operated many successful business ventures, but the thought of helping others has never left him.
In addition to assisting the non-profit organizations, in 1997, Mr. Burdette designed a charitable focused product, which is now offered through iNet Charities. While he had the original idea in 1997, Mr. Burdette began the actual process of creating the new product in 1998. Now it is 2012 and the dream is finally being realized, we are now active with iNet Charities. This new and unique design allows charities to benefit directly by receiving a portion of the interest on these special non-profit bank accounts.
Mr. Burdette has built a team of individuals who are all committed to helping others. Most team members are actively involved with various charities, many as a result of their lives having been touched by situations either with themselves, friends or family members. There is a true passion and commitment within this organization to help others.
William R. Burdette, Esq.
Mr. Burdette has practiced law since 1972. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (B.A., 1969), Columbia Law School, NY, NY (J.D., 1972) and University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida (MBA, 1982). He has almost 40 years of experience in many fields including securities law, finance, investment banking, patent prosecution and litigation and contract law. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Burdette has a strong background in business, having translated his education in both law and business into a practice that included doing debt and equity reorganizations (turnarounds) of businesses that found themselves in difficult financial condition. The Charities Law Centers P.A. was founded by Mr. Burdette as a means of offering practical as well as legal assistance to charitable organizations so they can make the greatest possible contribution to the people who need their services in communities throughout the United States.
Lauren M. Harper, Esq.
Lauren Harper’s practice has focused on land use, zoning and real estate matters, as well as transactional and litigation concerns of business and construction clients. Ms. Harper received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001 and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Miami School of Law in 2005. While at law school, Lauren held summer clerkship positions at the Securities Exchange Commission and the Federal Public Defender’s Office. She was also a member of the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, and was a Senior Fellow in the Center for Ethics and Public Service’s Community Economic Development & Design legal clinic. With a background in marketing and business development, Ms. Harper is also able leverage these experiences to benefit those she serves.
Michael Northrop, Esq.
Michael Northrop’s primary practice areas have included commercial and residential real estate development and operations, business transactions, and commercial lending operations. Mr. Northrop had a first career as a management consultant, providing senior and mid-level leadership seminars, line training and follow-up consulting to a variety of U.S. manufacturing companies, including extensive engagements with U.S. Steel, Ford, Chrysler, New Jersey Bell Telephone, Phelps-Dodge and A.O. Smith. Seeking a career change, he decided to attend law school, and after graduation, worked as a senior in-house legal counsel with Rosen Associates, a Miami based real estate developer primarily engaged in “big box” shopping center construction and leasing. After seven years with Rosen Associates, Mr. Northrop transferred to work as senior in-house legal counsel for Olson & Associates of NW Florida, Inc., a related company engaged in residential subdivision and condominium development, as well as a variety of commercial ventures.
Mr. Northrop received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in 1975 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991.