Michael W. Peregrine (pronounced Pear-a-grin) is a partner in the law firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas, where he is a member of the firm’s College and University Practice Group and is resident at the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Peregrine concentrates his practice in the representation of nonprofit, charitable organizations with respect to the corporate and tax issues facing such organizations.
A particular focus of Mr. Peregrine’s practice is the application of nonprofit corporation and charitable trust law to nonprofit organizations, including related governance issues, corporate structure design and parent/subsidiary relationships. He also represents clients with respect to complex business transactions such as mergers, reorganizations, divestitures and acquisitions.
Mr. Peregrine is outside transaction counsel to two of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States. He represented the hospital parties in the seminal 2000 litigation, Florida v. Intracoastal Health Systems. He is recognized as one of the leading national practitioners in not-for-profit corporation law.
Mr. Peregrine was cited by The National Law Journal as one of the “40 Health Care Lawyers Who Have Made Their Mark.” He has represented clients in over 65 different nonprofit merger/acquisition transactions. He serves as Nonprofit Law Advisor to the American Law Institute.
Mr. Peregrine is a frequent author and speaker on legal topics affecting taxexempt organizations. He is a faculty member of The Governance Institute, La Jolla, California. He is also a member of the editorial boards of both BNA’s Health Law Reporter and The Exempt Organization Tax Review. He has published over 100 articles on nonprofit corporate law and exempt organization tax topics, in such publications as Trustee magazine, BNA’s Health Law Reporter, The Journal of Health and Hospital Law, The Exempt Organization Tax Review, Healthcare Financial Management, and the AHLA Digest. He is the editor and co-author of “The Application of Not-for-Profit Corporation Law to Health Care Corporations” and “Lessons for Healthcare from Enron: A Best Practices Handbook,” both published in 2002 by the American Health Lawyers Association.