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*       Dianne Chipps Bailey, an attorney based in Charlotte, North Carolina, leads the Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations practice group at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.  Her practice is dedicated to the representation of nonprofit organizations, their senior management and volunteer leaders. Dianne has extensive experience advising a diverse group of nonprofits in all aspects of their organization, administration and management. She has represented schools and universities, churches and other religious organizations, endowments, supporting organizations, corporate and family foundations, museums, business leagues, trade organizations, social clubs (including fraternal organizations), and a complement of charitable groups.  Dianne regularly writes and speaks nationally on topics related to nonprofit legal compliance and management. She has been engaged as an expert witness in state and federal litigation matters, providing strategic counsel and trial testimony.  She also has taught as an adjunct professor at Charlotte School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.  Dianne is an active community volunteer, previously chairing the boards of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, Women's Impact Fund, the Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, and the First Presbyterian Church Diaconate, where she also served as an Elder.  She currently chairs the board of Discovery Place, Inc., a network of science centers in North Carolina. Dianne is president elect of Women Executives. Dianne graduated with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley and received her law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. She is rated Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™, the highest possible peer review rating for lawyers. Her professional recognition includes a Charlotte Business Journal Women in Business Achievement Award in 2011 and a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice Award in 2012. Dianne also was named The Mecklenburg Times 2015 Woman of the Year.  


Practice areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 70%
    18 years
  2. Tax: 30%
    18 years



Hourly ($360-375/hour)

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  • Heather W. Culp

    I serve on the board of a corporate entity that Dianne advises and see first hand the value and benefits of her work. She brings clarity, experience, and practical advice to every project and is such a pleasure to work with.


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Contact info

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Pa

101 N Tryon St Ste 1900
Charlotte, NC, 28246-0103


NYCurrently registered 200103/13/2015
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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Woman of the YearMecklenburg Times2015
Women of JusticeNC Lawyers Weekly2012
Women in Business AchievementCharlotte Business Journal2011
Charlotte's "40 Under 40."Business Journal2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRobinson Bradshaw & Hinson2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mecklenburg County BarMember2011 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California - BerkeleyEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992