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Emily J. Baldwin



500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6997
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Practice Areas
Government & Public AffairsReal Estate
Areas of Emphasis
Public Contracting
Tax Exempt Organizations
B.A., Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008
J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 2015
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
American Bar Association (ABA)
Federal Bar Association (FBA)
Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association (BCABA)
Michigan State Bar Nonprofit Corporations Committee
Detroit Metro Bar Association (DMBA)
Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA)

Emily J. Baldwin


Emily J. Baldwin is an Associate in Clark Hill’s Detroit Office where she focuses her practice on Federal Procurement and Contracting, Real Estate, and Tax Exempt Organizations.

Emily represents real estate developers, general contractors, sub and trade contractors, engineers, suppliers and vendors, and property owners on a wide range of both public and private projects, with a focus on federal procurement and contracting, and landlord-tenant disputes. Emily’s practice focuses on counseling clients through all aspects of the contracting process, including anything from negotiating and drafting commercial lease agreements and contracts, managing project issues, compliance with contract terms and/or government regulations, and assisting with dispute resolutions. Emily has assisted clients with claims in state and federal courts including the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as administrative and government boards such as the Department of Transportation Departmental Office of Civil Rights, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

In addition to her real estate and federal contracting practice, Emily counsels tax exempt organizations on all stages of business matters, including incorporation, tax-exempt qualification, and compliance with the rules and regulations governing exemption.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, Emily worked in Public Affairs, where she provided strategic communications planning and expertise to non-profit organizations and Government agencies including Goodwill Industries of South Carolina, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Labor.

Emily graduated cum laude from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she attended as a recipient of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Scholarship. Emily’s experience includes a position with the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic, where she represented clients in state and federal court, including claims involving government restraint on free speech and government takings. Additionally, she worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court Chambers of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.

While in law school, Emily served as the Senior Fellow for the Cox Center and for the Canada-United States Law Institute (“CUSLI”) and was an active member of the Journal of Law, Technology and the Internet, serving as the Editor-in-Charge her final year. As a Senior Fellow, Emily assisted in the development and implementation of the first ever online course in International Criminal Law. As the CUSLI Fellow, Emily helped the Institute establish institutional and professional linkages between Canada and the United States through the facilitation of moot court competitions, conferences, and networking opportunities.

Emily is an active member of a number of industry and bar associations, including the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA), the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association (BCABA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Federal Bar Association (FBA), the Michigan State Bar Nonprofit Corporations Committee, and the Detroit Metro Bar Association (DMBA).