Danika Hudik Mendrygal

danika@mendrygallaw.com

Telephone:  214-242-0930
Fax:  214-602-3022

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With over 14 years of experience, including almost 12 years at a nationally recognized law firm, Danika is devoted exclusively to guiding nonprofit and tax exempt clients through an increasingly complex environment. Danika is rooted in the local nonprofit community, both as a volunteer and a speaker. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers from 2014-2017.

Education
J.D., with honors, University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, 2003
B.B.A., cum laude, University of Miami, 1999

Professional Experience
Mendrygal Law, PLLC (2015-Present)
Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas (2003-2015)

Selected Professional, Community and Business Activities 

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Nonprofit Organizations (2014-2017)
  • National TEGE Exempt Organizations Council, Chair-Elect (2017)
  • Gulf Coast Area TEGE (Tax Exempt/Government Entities) Council
    ° Chair, Joint Council Exempt Organizations Conference (2017)
    ° EO Coordinator (2014-Present)
    ° Councilmember (2011-Present)
  • Planning Committee, University of Texas Nonprofit Organizations Institute (2016-2018)
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, North Texas Chapter
    ° President/Chair (2014), Board of Directors (2010-2015)
  • MiGi (Members in Government & Industry) Not-For-Profit Group, Texas Society of CPAs (2008-Present)
  • Dallas Bar Nonprofit Study Group (2008-Present)
  • Communities Foundation of Texas Advisory Council (2014-Present)
  • Uptown Dallas, Inc.
    ° Education Subcommittee (2017-2018)
    ° Board of Directors and Executive Committee (2011-2014)
    ° Governance Chair and Nominating Committee Chair (2012)
  • Board of Directors, Montessori Children’s House & School (2016-2017)
  • The Pro Bono College, State Bar of Texas (2013-Present)

Presentations 

  • “Nonprofit Compliance 101: Policies & Procedures,” 2017 Nonprofit Organizations Conference (Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants)
  • “Legal Perspectives on Endowments,” Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants – Dallas Chapter MIGI, July 2017
  • “Asked and Answered: Nonprofits,” Dallas Bar Nonprofit Group, June 2017
  • “Nonprofits 101,” 2017 UT Law Nonprofit Organizations Institute
  • “Endowment Foundations, Supporting Organizations and Alternatives,” N. Texas Chapter, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, December 2016
  • “Update on Legislation and Regulation Affecting Charitable Planning,” 2016 National Conference on Philanthropic Planning
  • “Endowment Funds: Separating Myth from Reality,” 2016 Nonprofit Organizations Conference
  • (Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants)
  • “Endowments: Revenue Recognition, Disclosure & Classifications,” 2014 Nonprofit Organizations Conference (Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants)
  • "Endowments 102," North Texas Chapter, PPP, October 2013
  • "Endowments from the Attorney and Auditor Perspective," April 2012
  • "A Plain English Guide to FAS 117-1 and TUPMIFA," Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants – Fort Worth Chapter, November 2010
  • "Navigating the UBIT Waters," Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants – Dallas Chapter MIGI, September 2010
  • "A Plain English Guide to FAS 117-1 and TUPMIFA," 2010 Nonprofit Organizations Conference (Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants)
  • "Development Officers with Multiple Hats: Fundraising and Sponsorship Issues," North Texas Chapter, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, October 2009