Non-Profit Organizations

Our attorneys help clients determine the best structure for their new nonprofit entity (whether that be a public charity or private foundation) and obtain IRS approval for exemption from Federal income tax and available state tax exemptions. We stay actively involved throughout the life-cycle of the organization, providing on-going advice with respect to best practices that will help to protect the client's tax exempt status, and advising the client on unrelated business taxable income issues, intermediate sanctions, private inurement and private benefit issues and lobbying and political activities. We represent numerous private foundations, operating and non-operating, and advise them on the special tax issues they face under the private foundation excise tax regime.