We’re a 15-attorney firm (quietly assisted by 16 amazing staffers) dedicated solely to the practice of nonprofit, tax-exempt law. We’re fortunate to have remarkable clients — granting foundations, public charities carrying out the good stuff our society needs, individual philanthropists, social welfare organizations, trade associations, and many others.
With this blog, we hope to quickly apprise firm clients and friends about developments in nonprofit law. We’ll analyze issues that we see on a recurring basis, report on a nonprofit conference or event, or simply discuss an idea one of us might have. With so many lawyers in our firm contributing, we’ll almost certainly post about topics we didn’t expect at the outset.
Our area of law contains many sub-specialties. These include planned giving, fiscal sponsorship, private foundations, the IRS rules on lobbying and political activity of exempt organizations, social enterprise, and religious organizations, to name a few. We often talk and exchange ideas, and in some cases, have formed groups to coordinate the advising of clients, the writing of articles, and the development of ideas and legislation in these areas.
Our first post is by Rob Wexler, the head of our social enterprise team. Rob explains the major issues and legislation they’re seeing now. Next, Steven Chiodini describes the perils (and ways to address those perils) for a fiscal sponsor accepting an ongoing project as a Model A or “direct” project.
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