Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations

While nonprofit and charitable organizations face many of the same legal issues as for-profit organizations, the many state and federal legal requirements that are unique to nonprofits make experience with nonprofits essential to effective representation. Attorneys from all our practice groups collaborate to respond to the needs of our nonprofit clients, and, as a result, we are able to counsel our nonprofit clients efficiently and effectively.

Folger Levin’s attorneys have extensive experience representing nonprofit organizations on a wide range of issues, including formation, corporate governance, taxation, real estate, financings (include exempt bond issuances), intellectual property, and employment matters. We have also represented nonprofit organizations in litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in matters involving bequests and trust distributions, fiduciary duties, wage and hour, wrongful termination and employee benefit claims, and contract disputes.

Our attorneys have represented public charitable, medical and otherwise beneficent organizations; public media organizations (television and radio); private, family and community foundations, trade associations and standard-setting groups; and primary, secondary, college and post-graduate schools and other educational organizations. Many of our attorneys have also served on the boards of nonprofit organizations, giving them valuable insight into the operations and needs of nonprofit organizations.

Areas Of Focus

  • Entity Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Taxation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate and Finance
  • Employment and Labor
  • Litigation

“Folger Levin understands our organization and the legal issues we face. I trust Folger Levin to develop solutions for matters critical to our mission. They are always there for us.”

William Lowery, General Counsel, KQED, Inc.