Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Nonprofit Organizations Group attorneys assist nonprofit organizations with the process of obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status at the Federal and state (income, property tax, sales tax, etc.) levels. We work with associations (business and professional), private foundations, public charities, social welfare organizations and supporting organizations on these matters. Our Nonprofit Organizations Group attorneys also counsel nonprofit organizations on issues relating to maintaining tax-exempt status and compliance related matters, including the application of intermediate sanctions, private inurement, private benefit, and unrelated business income tax rules. In this regard, our attorneys represent nonprofit organizations before the Internal Revenue Service, state taxing authorities and other governmental agencies.