Practice Areas

The firm is very experienced and qualified in the broad range of legal issues affecting nonprofit organizations. The primary areas of practice within the nonprofit legal arena include the following, among others:

  • Tax and Federal Tax Exemption
  • Corporate Governance and State Nonprofit Corporation Statutes
  • Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets
  • Meeting, Vendor, and Other Contracts
  • Fundraising Regulation and Cause-Related Marketing
  • Charitable Gift Agreements, Endowments, and Gift Restrictions
  • Foundation and Other Grants
  • Employment Law, CEO Employment and Severance Agreements, and Executive Compensation
  • Social Media and Other Online Activity
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • International Operations
  • Antitrust
  • Certification, Accreditation, and Standard-Setting
  • Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Affiliations, and Joint Ventures
  • Chapters, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates
  • Lobbying and Political Activity Regulation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
  • Raffles, Sweepstakes, and Other Games of Chance
  • Insurance
  • Amicus Curiae Briefs
  • Federal and state regulatory compliance
  • Board of directors legal training

In areas such as litigation, real estate transactions, employee benefits, employee handbooks, government grants and contracts, federal and international trademark registrations, complex privacy law, gaming law, and international regulation – where nuanced, specialized expertise is required – Tenenbaum Law Group has established relationships with other attorneys and firms that share the same practice approach – firms with whom TLG has negotiated discounted billing rates, with TLG set up as the client of these firms (for seamless billing for our clients), and to whom TLG regularly refers our clients with confidence. And when our clients need foreign legal counsel, TLG has longstanding relationships with a wide network of overseas nonprofit attorneys to whom we refer our clients. These arrangements allow TLG to be a one-stop shop for all our clients’ legal needs.

Meet Our Team

Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum's Profile Image
Jeff is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit attorneys, and a highly regarded and frequent author, lecturer, media commentator, and expert witness on nonprofit legal matters. Formerly the longtime chair of one of the country’s largest nonprofit law practices, he is the recipient of numerous distinguished national awards and honors.
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Nisha G. Thakker's Profile Image
Nisha is an experienced in-house nonprofit attorney and senior-level business partner. Formerly the associate general counsel of a large REALTOR® association in Northern Virginia, she has a broad understanding of nonprofit legal matters as well as business operations, governance, and development.
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Julie B. Kulovits's Profile Image
Julie is an experienced in-house nonprofit attorney, executive team member, and a former litigator. Previously the in-house general counsel of a North American medical professional association and a civil litigator in private practice, she has extensive experience with a wide array of legal issues facing nonprofits as well as a nuanced understanding of the business and governance issues in the nonprofit space.
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Susan Hamsher's Profile Image
Susan Hamsher is a nonprofit attorney and business partner with experience providing legal advice in private practice and in-house at one of the world’s largest charities. She excels at incorporating complex legal requirements into effective and practical solutions to advance the strategic business objectives of her clients. Susan has a broad understanding of nonprofit legal matters as well as business operations, governance, and development.
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