Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations

Lathrop GPM's Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations team combines genuine appreciation for our clients' work with expertise in the highly specialized, complex, and dynamic legal environment in which they operate.

Our attorneys take great pride in helping nonprofits achieve their goals, providing legal counsel to a broad array of organizations including:

  • Colleges, universities, and schools
  • Health care organizations
  • Human services programs
  • Community foundations
  • Political organizations
  • Private foundations for individuals and corporations
  • Start-up nonprofit organizations
  • Social enterprise nonprofits

Complete Legal Support

Like all businesses, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations have a full range of legal needs. Our team supports you with the comprehensive services you need to fulfill your mission, including:

  • Affiliations, joint ventures, and mergers & acquisitions
  • Charitable contribution solicitation
  • Structuring of charitable gifts
  • Corporate sponsorships and cause-related marketing
  • Compliance with federal and state reporting requirements
  • Director and officer liability and conflicts of interests
  • Administration of endowments and restricted funds
  • IRS audits and appeals
  • Lobbying and political activity
  • Tax-exempt bond financing
  • Unrelated business taxable income and sales tax

Our attorneys are highly skilled and familiar with the unique needs of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in the following legal areas:

  • Employment
  • Employee benefits
  • Real estate
  • Charitable giving
  • Intellectual property
  • Bond financing

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