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We focus on the legal aspects so you can make a difference

Nonprofit law spans a wide-range of areas. We have worked with many types of nonprofits—public charities, private foundations, trade associations, homeowner associations, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, sports leagues and social service agencies. As a full-service law firm, we can provide expertise to nonprofits with both their unique challenges and with the types of issues that any for-profit organization may face such as healthcare administration, labor and employment issues, general contracts and real or intellectual property concerns.

We focus on the legal aspects so that you can focus on serving your community. Our goal is to help you make a difference by successfully guiding you through the complexity of governance and structure, on-going compliance, regulatory and land-use issues, joint ventures with other nonprofits and more. Our firm keeps current on all the best ways to form and manage a nonprofit and we have a strong bench of attorneys ready to assist you and your organization.

From formation to compliance and reporting, we can help you

Our deep experience spans:

  • Formation basics such as federal IRS applications for tax exemption, incorporation, bylaws, best practices for governance and operating agreements, including conflicts of interest and financial controls, board meetings and development
  • Taxation solutions in areas such as business expense allocation, employee compensation, fundraising expenses, real property and sales tax exemption issues
  • Ongoing consultation on the legal duties of boards, including fiduciary and ethical obligations, the formation of charitable trusts or endowment funds and general issues of liability such as online solicitation and social media