Nonprofit Law Simplified

OUR EXPERIENCE

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.

Ellis Carter Recognized as Best Lawyers 2021
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NEW PRACTICE AREA

Employment Law for Nonprofits

Our newest team member, Jennifer Ward, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, brings over 15 years of experience with a strong focus on nonprofit and employment law. We can now assist you with:

  • Employment Agreements, Employee Handbooks and Workplace Policies
  • Compliance with federal and state employment laws, including paid sick leave, wage and hour, and discrimination laws
  • Governmental agency investigations
  • Executive compensation
  • Employee performance and management issues
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RESOURCES

Free Guides for your Nonprofit Organization

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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FEATURED BLOG POSTS

  • International Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021

    This week is International Charity Fraud Awareness Week  is organized by a global coalition of charities, regulators, law enforcement agencies, representative and umbrella organizations, and other nonprofit stakeholders. What is the Goal of International Charity Fraud Awareness Week? The week’s goal is to increase awareness of fraud and cybercrime in the nonprofit sector and provide … International Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021 Read More »

  • What is a Consent Agenda?

    A consent agenda is a practice of bundling routine matters into one board vote to free up a nonprofit board’s meeting time to focus on the substantive issues facing the organization. Because every board action must be agreed upon and documented in the board meeting minutes, time is frequently wasted discussing and approving actions such … What is a Consent Agenda? Read More »

  • Ban on Campaign Intervention for 501(c)(3)s

    In recent years, there has been some confusing activity around the rules governing campaign intervention for 501(c)(3)s. Nonprofits operating under I.R.C. 501(c)(3) are obligated to comply with several rules as a condition of tax exemption. One such rule is a prohibition on intervening in political campaigns. Under what is colloquially known as the Johnson Amendment … Ban on Campaign Intervention for 501(c)(3)s Read More »