The Nonprofit sector is an important part of our economy, and the nonprofit and exempt organizations that make up that sector have unique legal needs that require experienced legal professionals.
We advise clients on a wide array of legal and business issues facing nonprofit and tax-exempt corporations, including the organization and incorporation of nonprofits, governance and management issues, social enterprise, donation planning, employment issues, and director and officer responsibility and liability matters. We can also address a wide array of tax issues, including obtaining and maintaining an organization's exempt status, unrelated business income, program-related investments, applicability of sales and use taxes, and audits and regulatory compliance.
Our experience includes taxable and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, as well as both public charities and private foundations. Our work encompasses the spectrum of nonprofit corporations, including public charities, corporate and community foundations, churches and other religious organizations, educational organizations, social service agencies, charter schools and supporting organizations for donor advised funds. Kim Lowe, the leader of the nonprofit organization practice also brings to all clients her state and national experience with structuring and managing social enterprises.
"The legal and tax regimes governing nonprofit organizations are complex and demand lawyers who are immersed in this area. We stay on the cutting of edge of both the tax and legal developments impacting nonprofit enterprises and we provide clients the benefit of this insight."
Our Nonprofit Team:
Kim Lowe is a recognized state and national leader in the nonprofit and tax-exempt sector. From drafting legislation, to assisting in businesses and organizations around the country with nonprofit structuring and compliance, Kim brings her deep understanding of governance, tax and legal structures to assist nonprofit organizations with all of their legal needs.
John Saunders regularly advises clients in the nonprofit sector with real estate transactions.
Larry Fox counsels nonprofits on their branding and licensing legal needs. Larry brings his over two decades of counseling Fortune 500 businesses to the advice he provides nonprofit organizations for all aspects of operations.
Bill Egan brings his years of employment law counseling to nonprofit organizations to assist them with any employment issues that may arise as a result of their operations.
Todd Taylor serves as outside general counsel for various organizations and can assist with their ongoing governance needs.