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Our attorneys have extensive experience providing legal guidance to non-profit organizations on a variety of issues arising out of their tax-exempt status and activities. We serve as outside counsel, helping organizations accomplish their social missions while maintaining their legal status as non-profit, tax-exempt organizations. As a full service law firm, we are equipped to advise on the full spectrum of legal issues a non-profit organization may face such as accommodations, accreditation and certification standards, charitable solicitation, chapter relations, corporate transactions, employment, entity formation, ethics, governance, intellectual property, joint ventures, lobbying, membership, policy development, privacy and data security, real estate, regulatory compliance, subsidiaries, tax, vendor relations and other general corporate issues.

We have decades of experience representing all kinds of non-profit organizations including accreditation organizations, certification bodies, charitable organizations, cultural organizations, educational organizations, foundations (public and private) hospitals, medical auxiliaries, professional societies, religious groups, research organizations, scientific organizations, social clubs, social welfare organizations, supporting organizations, trade associations, and training organizations.

Our experience includes:

  • Accreditation and Certification:  Advising on a variety of issues related to standards such as accommodations, administration, contracts, discipline, due process, eligibility, enforcement, exam challenges, intellectual property, item writing, score validation, test development and vendor relations, among other things.
  • Corporate Operations and Transactions:  Advising on a wide range of operational and transactional matters including audit and tax, budget, capital raising, independent contractors, liquidity concerns, mergers and acquisitions, policy development, reorganizations, and succession planning.
  • Ethics:  Advising on the creation and enforcement of professional codes of conduct/ethics; federal and state laws and regulations related to government ethics.
  • Fiduciary Duties:  Advising on fiduciary responsibilities at all levels of the organization including the specific duties applicable to the Board.
  • Formation:  Advising on the articles/certificates of formation/incorporation/organization, bylaws/charter/operating agreements and board policies necessary to form nonprofit organizations under state law; applying for recognition of federal tax-exempt status; sales and use tax exemption; and state regulatory compliance.
  • Fundraising and Solicitation:  Advising on matters including advertising, commercial co-ventures and cause-marketing, licensing, private, corporate and institutional giving, special events, and state registration/reporting requirements.
  • Governance:  Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws; advising on concerns involving governing boards, officers, managers, employees, volunteers and agents, and board best practices.
  • International:  Advising on relationships with international entities, compliance with U.S. economic and trade sanctions related to international activities, and VAT concerns.
  • Joint Ventures and Subsidiaries:  Advising on joint ventures with third-parties; and related and/or affiliated tax-exempt entity relationships.
  • Labor and Employment Matters:  Advising on benefit plans, employment contracts, employee handbooks and policies, separation or termination agreements, unemployment and Workers’ Compensation, among other concerns.
  • Lobbying:  Advising on lobbying requirements based on tax classification, 501(h) elections, registration and reporting obligations, interaction with federal and state regulators, and allocation of lobbying expenses.
  • Membership:  Advising on concerns related to individual or organizational members such as antitrust, benefits, chapter relations, codes of conduct/ethics, conventions, eligibility, education and training, job boards, journals and other publications, licensing, membership terms, publications, and as well as international concerns.
  • Tax:  Advising on the different types of tax-exempt classifications, obtaining and maintaining any tax-exempt status, representation before the Internal Revenue Service or other state and federal agencies, and analysis of related/unrelated business income.



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