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.
Specifically, our team of nonprofit lawyers provides advice and counsel with respect to the following:
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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.
FEATURED BLOG POSTS
- Public Support Test
As discussed in last week's Nonprofit Law Jargon Buster, there are some organizations that are, by their very nature, considered public. These include churches, schools, and hospitals. Other types of charitable organizations must pass one of two mathematical tests calculated on a four year rolling average to qualify is public.
- Foreign Agents Registration Act
FARA defines “foreign principal” broadly to include any, government, political party, association, corporation, or other organization that was either established under a foreign country’s laws or maintains its principal place of business in a foreign country; and any individual outside of the United States. An “agent” is an individual or entity that acts within the United States at the direction of either a foreign principal or a person whose activities are supervised or directed by a foreign principal.
- Form 990 Filing Deadline for Calendar Year Taxpayers
ine to file Form 990 for calendar year taxpayers. the tax return is filed late, the IRS imposes late fees based on the organization's gross receipts ($20 day per day for organization's whose gross receipts are less than $1 million and $100 per day for organization's whose gross receipts are more than $1 million). Failure to file Form 990 for three consecutive years will result in automatic loss of tax exempt status.