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Overview

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: 

  • 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

Experience

  • 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

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The information on this website is presented as a service for our clients and Internet users and is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Although we welcome your inquiries, please keep in mind that merely contacting us will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Consequently, you should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Please remember that electronic correspondence on the internet is not secure and that you should not include sensitive or confidential information in messages. With that in mind, we look forward to hearing from you.