With increased government regulation and scrutiny, non-profit, tax exempt and religious organizations must operate with greater transparency than ever before. Recognizing the importance of working with skilled and sophisticated counsel, our clients trust the attorneys at Buchalter to provide a wide-range of legal expertise in meeting the complex needs of these organizations.
Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations
Our attorneys are particularly skilled at advising our clients on matters of formation which we believe is critical to the long-term success of the organization. We also advise on the operation, governance, and in connection with joint ventures and partnerships with for-profit entities, guiding them as to how to protect their tax-exempt status. Our clients include a range of tax-exempt organizations including charitable institutions, hospitals and healthcare organizations, educational institutions, national associations, charitable trusts and other public charities and private foundations. We are able to provide full-spectrum legal experience in the key areas non-profit and tax exempt organizations face on a daily basis by working closely with our tax and estate planning, family office and high net worth individual, real estate, corporate, labor and employment, and litigation practice attorneys.
In order to be effective legal counsel for religious organizations, Buchalter attorneys have the necessary expertise with the laws and regulations affecting religious organizations of all faiths and beliefs and understand the extent of constitutional protections that is available to them. Whether it is litigation, complex transactions or tax planning and compliance, Buchalter attorneys are sensitive to the pastoral mission of religious organizations and keep the organization’s mission at the forefront of our work. Unique strengths of our practice involve particular expertise in the application of the Code of Canon Law as well as the representation of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the United States.
What We Do
• Dispute Resolution and Litigation Internal Controls
• Labor and Employment Issues
• Entity Formation and Incorporation
• Corporate Governance
• Banking and Finance
• Risk Management and Insurance
• Intellectual Property
• Director Liability
• Land Use / Real Estate
• Regulatory Compliance and Annual Reporting
• Transactions with For-Profit Entities
– Joint Ventures
– Real Estate Transactions
– Tax Credits
– Business Contracts
• Fundraising Requirements and Restrictions
• Obtaining and Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status
• Health Care
• Private Foundation Rules and Regulations