Nonprofit Organizations

The federal and state laws regulating nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations are becoming increasingly complex. The attorneys in Dinsmore's Nonprofit Organizations Group have broad and deep experience in many areas of the law applicable to tax-exempt organizations, including tax, corporate law, corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation, health care, ERISA, labor and real estate.

We represent a broad range of tax-exempt organization clients including national and international public charities, family and private foundations, foundations affiliated with public corporations, colleges and universities, private and charter schools, hospitals and supporting organizations, national fraternities and sororities, their house corporations, local chapters and related foundations, other social clubs, healthcare providers, trade and professional associations and religious organizations.

On a daily basis we help clients obtain exemption from Federal income tax, advise clients on best practices that will protect the client's tax exempt status, advise clients on unrelated business taxable income issues, intermediate sanctions (including reasonable compensation issues), private inurement and private benefit issues and lobbying and political activities. We also have extensive experience advising operating and non-operating private foundations on the special tax issues they face under the private foundation excise tax regime.