The attorneys in our firm’s Not-for-Profit and Religious Organizations practice group have extensive experience representing private elementary and secondary schools (including religiously affiliated schools and elite independent schools; and schools for the physically and developmentally disabled), religious organizations (dioceses, churches, and religious orders), charities, foundations, hospitals, health and human services organizations, housing development and management corporations, museums, libraries, and a wide variety of other not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations.
We have represented many of the firm’s current not-for-profit and religious organization clients for decades. These long-standing client relationships are a testament to the firm’s commitment to providing exceptional legal services that further each client’s unique mission and developing client relationships built on trust. Our Not-for-Profit and Religious Organizations practice group includes attorneys with decades of experience in not-for-profit law, religious corporations law, education law, labor and employment law, corporate and corporate finance law, intellectual property law, real estate law, environmental law, trusts and estates, constitutional law, and litigation.
Our firm is called upon to provide a panoply of legal and advisory services to its not-for-profit and religious organization clients. Many of these services fall into categories which are normally provided to any corporate entity, such as general corporate matters, corporate governance, contract work, general and specialized taxation, real estate, litigation, environmental, and employment and labor relations matters. We assist our not-for-profit and religious organization clients on issues specific to them, such as formation and incorporation, mergers, applying for and maintaining tax exempt status, complying with state and federal laws, including tax laws, affecting not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations, applying for and maintaining real property tax exemptions, strategic transactions, and dissolutions.
While armed with history and experience, the firm’s attorneys also remain sharply focused on leading-edge legal developments and modern realities. To stay ahead of the curve, the firm’s attorneys remain active in national and local bar associations, industry specific professional organizations and networking groups. The firm apprises its education and not-for-profit clients of current developments in the law by conducting a wide variety of speaking engagements, including seminars, continuing legal education courses, and training sessions; issuing frequent written client advisories and articles; and updating its blogs.