Lake Michigan Law
Lake Michigan Law

SWM Practice Areas


Michigan has been a leader in the promotion and development of the charter school movement, an industry that Saunders Winter McNeil has had much involvement with since the Michigan Charter School Legislation was first enacted in 1996. SWM has experience in assisting schools in all stages of development, including:

  • Michigan Department of Education Planning and Implementation Grant Applications
  • Phase I and Phase II Charter Applications
  • Contracting with Charter School Authorizers
  • Michigan Department of Treasury financing and loan programs for operations and capital acquisitions
  • Organizational, operational, and school board governance matters

The attorneys of SWM have developed strong and effective working relationships with the key authorizers within the Michigan Charter School industry, and can draw upon a broad network of contacts to help facilitate the intents of their charter school clients and prospects