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 (including Unrelated Business Income Taxation)
  • Corporate Governance, Bylaws, Policies, and State Nonprofit Corporation Statutes
  • Formation of New Nonprofit Organizations
  • Conflicts of Interest, Related-Party Transactions, and Fiduciary Duties
  • Board of Directors Governance and Legal Training
  • Copyright and Trademark Protection and Licensing
  • Meeting, Vendor, and Other Contracts
  • Fundraising Regulation, Cause-Related Marketing, and Commercial Co-Ventures
  • Charitable Gift Agreements, Endowments, and Gift Restrictions
  • Making and Receiving of Domestic and International Grants
  • Formation of New Nonprofit Organizations
  • Employment Law, CEO Employment and Severance Agreements, and Executive Compensation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Federal and State Governmental Investigations
  • Social Media and Other Online Activity
  • International Operations (Including Friends of Organizations)
  • Antitrust
  • Certification, Accreditation, and Standard-Setting
  • Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Affiliations, and Joint Ventures
  • Chapters, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates (Both Domestic and Foreign)
  • Lobbying and Political Activity Regulation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
  • Higher Education
  • Insurance
  • Amicus Curiae Briefs
  • Federal and State Regulatory Compliance

In the few areas of nonprofit law that we do not handle ourselves – such as litigation, employee benefits, real estate transactions, federal trademark registrations, bankruptcy, government contracts and grants, federal and state campaign finance laws, government gift and ethics rules, gaming regulation, international trade, immigration, trusts and estates, religious organizations, for-profit corporate and tax law, and complex privacy law issues – we have strong relationships with similar-minded, well-vetted, small-firm attorneys to whom we regularly and seamlessly refer such work. We have negotiated billing rates with these attorneys that are the same or less than ours and they do their billing through our firm, avoiding the need for separate engagements with our clients. We also have an extensive network of foreign counsel in most developed and developing countries with whom we work on legal issues specific to those countries.