Nonprofit Organizations

We represent non-profit, philanthropic, and tax-exempt organizations throughout the United States. We help non-profit organizations report to the public/government, obtain and maintain their tax exempt status, and manage their contractual relationships. As their corporate and tax counsel, we work collaboratively with each organization’s board members and management.

Additionally, our government law team identifies, tracks, analyzes, and summarizes legislative proposals and political and policy considerations, assessing their impact on non-profit client operations. They also assist in drafting legislation and amendments to legislation, help pass or defeat legislative proposals, and use their extensive political relationships for clients’ benefit.

Our services include advising on matters relating to: 

  • IRC Section 501(c) corporate governance issues 
  • State non-profit law updates 
  • Tax exemption 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Financing arrangements 
  • Contracts with technical, financial, and other vendors 
  • Day-to-day operational contracts and agreements 
  • Non-profit and for-profit relationships 
  • Charitable contributions, trusts, and endowments 
  • Intellectual property contract evaluations and litigation 
  • Employment contracts 
  • Benefit and compensation plans 
  • Personnel matters 
  • Governmental regulation, rulemaking, and compliance 
  • Contractual relationships with state and local government and community-based organizations 
  • Wealth planning (for family owned foundations) 
  • Real estate transactions, construction projects, and permitting

Key matters 

  • Represent Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership in all legal matters 
  • Structured merger of nationally recognized tax-exempt public charities 
  • Represented charter schools throughout Florida in obtaining federal tax exempt status 
  • Represented blood banks in challenge of rules relating to tax exempt status 
  • Negotiated and drafted employment and intellectual property contracts between nonprofit organizations and for profit companies 
  • Represented health care organizations in administrative and government matters