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We serve nonprofits of all types and sizes, offering creative legal advice grounded in over 20 years of specialized experience in nonprofit law.

In addition to serving a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, our clients also include donors making significant or complex gifts, businesses forming foundations for cause-marketing campaigns, and nonprofit founders considering the best philanthropic vehicle to meet their needs.

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CharityLawyer Blog offers plain language explanations of complex nonprofit law concepts, discussions of current events and links to valuable resources for nonprofits.

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  • Choosing the Best Structure for Your Nonprofit

    One of the first choices nonprofit founders must make when forming a nonprofit is choosing a corporate structure. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Rather, the appropriate structure depends on the organization’s charitable purposes, governance needs, liability preferences, and other considerations. This decision will impact your organization’s legal requirements, tax obligations, governance procedures, and ability to

  • Understanding Program-Related Investments

    Program-related investments (PRIs) are powerful financial tools available to private foundations and public charities, allowing them to further their charitable purposes while simultaneously achieving financial returns. This blend of philanthropy and investment can be a very attractive way to make a social impact. What is a Program-Related Investment? Private foundations – as with all tax-exempt

  • International Grantmaking

    International grantmaking can be an efficient and fruitful use of charitable assets. Private foundations and other charitable organizations are uniquely situated to make significant impacts on poverty, health, education, the environment, and other important causes around the globe. Often, grants can have a larger impact in foreign countries than in the United States. However, grantmakers