Not for Profit Organizations

Arnstein & Lehr provides legal services to public charities, private foundations, schools, hospitals, medical staffs, and other organizations exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Firm’s attorneys help such clients deal with a wide array of issues, including:

  • Corporate and trust formation and maintenance
  • Obtaining and maintaining federal and state tax exemptions
  • Avoiding and minimizing unrelated business income taxes
  • Registrations and annual filings with attorneys general and other government officials
  • Fundraising campaigns, including use of professional fundraisers, self-dealing, inurement, and intermediate sanctions
  • Licensing, endorsements, and royalty agreements
  • Charitable gaming
  • Limitations on political and legislative activity
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Public disclosure requirements
  • Deductions for donors
  • Investment issues
  • Nonprofit mailing permits
  • Partnerships and joint ventures with for-profit organizations
  • Insurance issues