Overview

If your plans include a significant role for philanthropy, we can help you maximize the impact of your giving by determining the most tax-efficient techniques and the most effective vehicles to accomplish your charitable objectives. Our lawyers are experienced in establishing family foundations and public charity-supporting organizations, as well as charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts which benefit both family and charity, while securing the advantages of income, estate, and gift tax deductions.

We also advise charitable organizations on compliance with § 501(c)(3), private foundation rules, unrelated business income tax, executive compensation, planned gifts, and all other applicable provisions of the federal tax code and regulations. Additionally, we provide guidance on complying with state laws regulating nonprofit corporations, charitable solicitations, and endowment funds.

We work with trade and professional associations on tax and legal compliance matters, including lobbying and ethics rules, political action committees, antitrust, member services issues, employment laws, and employee benefits programs.