Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education

For those institutions that are nonprofits or have nonprofit arms, such as foundations or alumni associations, our Nonprofit attorneys understand the tax, organizational, and regulatory issues facing colleges, universities, and professional or trade schools. We work with our higher education clients to protect their interests and establish procedures to help ensure their continued nonprofit status.

Our attorneys have significant experience representing nonprofit organizations in a variety of matters related to their special status and operations. With backgrounds in tax, corporate, transactions, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and litigation, we understand today's environment of increased federal and state scrutiny of nonprofit organizations and the many complex laws, rules and regulations specifically directed at nonprofit organizations today, such as intermediate sanctions, the unrelated business income tax, and changes in public disclosure requirements.

We also understand that funding your institution of higher education is an ongoing challenge, especially with ever-changing tax laws.. Because we have experience with charitable solicitations, planned giving, estate planning, capital campaigns, pledges, endowed and restricted gifts, grant agreements, and revenue generating membership programs, we can also assist you in developing joint ventures and subsidiaries that meet your programmatic and revenue needs.

Additionally, our attorneys advise and counsel nonprofit organization clients on the fiduciary and governance responsibilities of trustees, directors and officers. We keep abreast of emerging and current best practices for nonprofit boards and regularly provide updates to our nonprofit clients.