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Bodman attorney among Women in Law honorees

Celeste E. Arduino, a member of the Bodman firm based in the Troy office, has been named to the 2020 Class of “Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Arduino is one of 30 distinguished women attorneys selected for this honor based on their status as inspiring and accomplished leaders who are committed to excellence in the practice of law. Profiles of the honorees were featured in a supplement to the October 12, 2020 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Arduino is the co-chair of Bodman’s Exempt Organizations and Impact Investing Practice Group. She represents nonprofit and charitable organizations and the high net worth individuals who support them. She counsels nonprofits, including family foundations, public charities, religious organizations, and other tax-exempt and charitable organizations, on securing and retaining exempt status, advising on corporate governance issues, and counseling on general operational matters. She also counsels individuals on estate, gift and tax planning matters, charitable gifting, and provides operational and corporate advice in connection with their closely-held businesses.

Arduino participates in the Great Lakes Area Tax Exempt/ Governmental Entities Council and is co-chair of the Nonprofit Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, which reviews and updates state laws relating to the organization of nonprofit organizations and reviews legislation that regulates the solicitation of charitable contributions. The American Bar Association selected her as its 2017 Outstanding Young Nonprofit Lawyer. She is listed as a 2020 “Top Lawyer” for Nonprofit Law by DBusiness Magazine and she is listed in Michigan Rising Stars 2017 under Nonprofit Organizations. Arduino is a graduate of Leadership Detroit, Class XXXVII (2015-16). She is co-chair of Bodman’s Pro Bono Committee and serves on the Associate Evaluation and Compensation Committee and the Marketing Committee. She is an adviser to the Board of Directors of Vista Maria, a nonprofit that provides innovative care, support, treatment, and education to vulnerable youth.


Virtual silent auction to benefit Empty Bowls

The Women’s Bar Association—Oakland County region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan—along with the Wayne County region of WLAM will present Empty Bowls Virtual Silent Auction on Thursday, November 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This online event is open to all WLAM members and will include door prizes, a presentation by Empty Bowls, a cooking demonstration, and a bartending class. Additionally, finished bowls will be raffled off as keepsakes throughout the evening.

Empty Bowls Detroit raises money and awareness for the food program at Cass Community Social Services.

Tickets for the event cost $25.  To register, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”


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