Nonprofit Entities Industry

While nonprofit organizations are managed differently from for-profit businesses, they are by no means less sophisticated in their structure and offerings. From serving in a general counsel role to providing guidance on transactional and employment matters to handling investigations and litigation, our attorneys who serve the nonprofit industry help organizations mitigate risk, resolve challenges and meet business goals.

The group’s lawyers have advised various nonprofit entities, including trade associations, foundations, charter schools, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and more.

Our lawyers draw upon their backgrounds in business, corporate governance, labor & employment, intellectual property, and real estate law, as well as reputation management, when serving as trusted advisors to nonprofits. The counsel our lawyers provide nonprofits includes the following areas of law:

Business Law and Transactions
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Contract formation and review
  • Creation of “rabbi trusts”
  • Entity establishment
  • Outsourced general counsel services
  • Transaction support
Corporate Governance
  • Creation, modification of, and adherence to bylaws and policies and procedures regarding fundraising activities
  • Development of internal controls to avoid conflicts of interest and self-dealing
  • Ensuring appropriate oversight of executives by a board of directors
  • Executive compensation issues
  • Monitoring the activities of the governing board to ensure compliance with government and internal corporate requirements
Intellectual Property
  • Copyright and trademark registration, prosecution, and defense
  • Licensing agreements
  • Service Form 1023
  • Commercial litigation
  • Contract claims, including breaches of non-compete clauses
  • Internal investigations
  • State and federal advice and planning


Labor and Employment
  • Company mandates and policies, including vaccine mandates
  • Compensation issues
  • Classification of workers as independent contractors or employees
  • Discrimination and harassment policies and complaint-reporting systems
  • Employee discipline
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment agreements, including non-compete agreements
  • Federal and state family and medical leave laws and regulations
  • General legal compliance issues
  • Recruiting policies and procedures
  • Unionization and union-related disputes
  • Wage and hour issues
Real Estate
  • Acquisition and disposition support
  • Eminent domain
  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Leases
  • Transaction support
  • Zoning and land use
  • Compliance with federal and state laws and regulations
  • Defending investigations by government or regulatory entities
  • Interacting with federal and state regulatory agencies
  • License and permit application, acquisition, and transfer, including preparation of the lengthy and complex U.S. Internal Revenue

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