Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Law

Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organization Lawyers

Today's nonprofit and charitable organizations exist in an age where regulations rule. Regulations govern every stage of a nonprofit's life. Regardless of your charity's size, whether a small start-up, an educational institution, a trade association, or a multimillion dollar endowment, it is crucial that your organization is armed with the knowledge and know how to stay in compliance with government regulations. If led astray, your nonprofit could be assessed stiff penalties, or even revocation of nonprofit status.

Despite the need nonprofits have for solid legal advice, few law firms exist which focus on the law of nonprofit and exempt organizations. The lawyers in our nonprofit and exempt organizations practice have decades of experience in helping nonprofits navigate the complex world of state and federal regulations. We've helped tax exempt organizations of all sizes with formation matters, nonprofit board governance and best practices, mandatory filings, fundraising and lobbying, and IRS issues.

We are privileged to serve a diversity of charities with missions that impact people in local communities and the world, including:

  • International NGOs providing food, water, shelter, and medical care to needy persons around the world
  • Organizations promoting youth development and educational progress
  • Advocacy organizations promoting the welfare of children, families, and married couples
  • Organizations fighting sex-trafficking and child slavery
  • Groups helping women in crisis pregnancy
  • Shelters for homeless individuals
  • Ministries serving prisoners and their children

Through our nonprofit legal expertise, we help to improve the best practices and expand the capacities of such organizations so they can better fulfill their missions. Our lawyers are pioneers in the area of tax exempt law, and frequently lecture and write on a wide variety of legal issues affecting tax-exempt organizations. We advise our nonprofit clients on numerous issues including:

  • Incorporation
  • Tax-exemption applications
  • Legal audits
  • Charitable solicitation registration
  • State and local tax matters
  • Charitable gifts and fundraising
  • Unrelated business income tax (UBIT)
  • Board governance
  • Employment
  • Dispute resolution
  • First Amendment and constitutional issues
  • Local and international affiliation
  • For-profit subsidiaries
  • Investment and endowment policies
  • Lobbying and political activity
  • Private benefit and intermediate sanctions
  • Reasonable compensation

Gammon & Grange, P.C. also assists national trade associations with regulatory compliance, legislative issues, and can serve as outside general counsel providing a wide variety of legal services.

Our nonprofit law attorneys are leaders in the areas of preventative law, legal audits, and diagnostic tools for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. Our Legal Audit Questionnaire ™ and other preventative legal services have helped numerous CEOs and board management teams diagnose and reduce legal risks in all areas of their operation and organization.

In addition to keeping your organization informed of its present concerns, we can also ensure that you know what's coming in the future by helping you stay abreast of new and emerging legal trends affecting nonprofits. As part of our mission to provide preventive legal services, Gammon & Grange produces the popular G&G Law Alert®, a free periodic update alerting nonprofit leaders to important legal developments in the nonprofit world.

Our nonprofit and exempt organization law attorneys have personal experience in working with nonprofits. They frequently speak at national nonprofit meetings and many have served and are serving on the boards of various charities and professional organizations. They have taught courses on nonprofit and business law, and have authored numerous publications on nonprofit issues. In 2005, our attorneys helped start Good Samaritan Advocates, a faith-based legal aid organization providing free legal and other assistance to needy people.

For help with your nonprofit organization, please contact: Chip Grange or Steve King.

Call For a Consultation With a Charity and Advocacy Group Attorney

Let us show you how we can put our experience to work for your nonprofit! For a consultation with one of our nonprofit and exempt organization attorneys, please call us at 703-873-7349 or 866-896-7682.