Our firm represents a variety of nonprofit organizations, among them public charitable organizations, arts organizations and private foundations. The Business Transactions Group cooperates with the firm’s Estate Planning and Administration and Tax Groups to respond to the needs of these entities.
Business representation includes organizational issues such as entity formation, merger of nonprofit corporations, and obtaining federal and state tax exemptions and public charity status. We handle corporate governance matters such as governing board structure, election of the board, relationships among nonprofits, transactions with directors and officers, fundraising, grant making, and lobbying restrictions. We also advise nonprofits on employment issues, executive compensation, intellectual property issues and other general business matters, and represent them in a multitude of commercial transactions.