Nonprofit Law

Nonprofit Attorneys

Odin Feldman Pittleman, understands the unique legal, tax and business needs of nonprofit organizations. We counsel trade and professional associations, charitable organizations, private foundations and public foundations, social welfare organizations, supporting organizations and other nonprofit organizations, ranging in size from small associations and foundations to one of the nation’s largest medical associations.

Our attorneys assist nonprofit organizations to:

  • Avoid penalty excise taxes
  • Comply with fund-raising restrictions and state laws
  • Comply with the applicable federal and state laws
  • Defend age and sex discrimination claims
  • Form and structure qualified pension plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans (including the creation of rabbi trust arrangements)
  • Gain tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Handle transactions and negotiations on a daily basis
  • Maintain tax-exempt status
  • Negotiate employment contracts for key employees
  • Understand corporate governance issues
  • Understand unrelated and related business activities and the tax consequences of unrelated trade or business activities

Our attorneys also advise clients regarding:

  • Administrative and regulatory activity with state and federal agencies
  • Appropriate corporate and tax-exempt structure of an organization
  • Antitrust concerns relative to codes of ethics, standard setting and certification
  • Employment-related matters, including separation issues
  • Group tax exemptions
  • Legislative and lobbying efforts
  • Publishing activities