We are a law firm with extensive expertise in representing nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations at all stages during the lifecycle of a nonprofit.

Evolving tax laws have caused nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations, as well as, their donors, to re-evaluate traditional models, revenue streams and strategies that further their exempt purpose, mission and cause. Our team offers a unique perspective and understanding of the challenges facing modern day charities and strives to disrupt the norm in providing innovative legal solutions enabling our nonprofit clients to not only operate in compliance, but to thrive.

Our attorneys advise on the regulation of nonprofits and tax exempt organizations by federal and state governmental agencies, incorporation and exemption application with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies, securing local and ancillaries tax exemptions, including welfare and property tax exemptions, domestic and foreign grantmaking, the treatment and strategy of unrelated business taxable income, corporate governance issues, public support test planning, as well as, advising on lobbying and legislative activities.

Notably, our managing attorney, Mary Dowling, was named as the 2021 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer by the American Bar Association and is recognized in the sector as a respected counsel and resource. All of our nonprofit attorneys remain involved in committees, boards, and other groups committed to betterment of the nonprofit sector.

Contact us for a consultation so we can discuss your specific nonprofit legal needs.

Whether your nonprofit is in the early start up stage or has been operating for many years, our nonprofit attorneys are here to assist.

  • Nonprofit Formation and Tax Exemption:
    • Public Charities
    • Private Foundations
  • Charitable Gift Planning
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Grantmaking and Social Investing
  • Governance
  • Nonprofit Mergers
  • Foreign Transactions and Operations
  • Contract Drafting and Strategic Negotiation
  • Lobbying and Political Activities
  • Local and Ancillary Tax Exemption / Property Tax and Welfare Exemptions
  • Tax Exemption Reinstatement and Penalty Abatement
  • Annual Regulatory Compliance
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Unrelated Business Income
  • Private Inurement / Private Benefit / Excess Benefit Transactions