Tovella Dowling serves as outside general counsel to many of its clients to provide legal support and representation when the need arises. Our attorneys take the time to understand each client’s business, programmatic activities, and operations to develop a long-term relationship. Outsourcing your legal needs can be cost-effective and strategic. From labor and employment to taxation, corporate governance, tax preparation, and strategic planning, our attorneys are here to help.

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