Facing an increasingly complex regulatory environment and the need to take a more active role in governing their own activities, tax-exempt organizations no longer have the option to “go it alone.” The consequences of legal missteps can be perilous to the organization, its administrators and those it serves.

Wilson Elser attorneys are familiar with the statutes and regulations governing nonprofit and other tax-exempt organizations and provide skilled counsel on all phases of their operations. We assist in forming new public and private tax-exempt entities, adhering to “best practice” processes and procedures that drive day-to-day activities. In addition, we advise on compliance with applicable tax and fiduciary requirements.

Beyond governance matters, we work with nonprofits and current and potential donors to structure and document innovative, mutually beneficial charitable giving arrangements. These are carefully designed to advance our clients’ wealth preservation and charitable objectives while appropriately bolstering the finances of recipient organizations.