Philanthropy, Private Foundations and Charitable Organizations

In addition to forming and representing tax-exempt entities, our Wealth and Succession Planning attorneys serve individuals in planning for gifts to charitable and religious entities through tax-favored forms, such as charitable remainder trusts, lead trusts, private foundations, charitable annuities and pooled income funds. This planning is often carried out in connection with maximizing income and estate tax deductions. We work with our clients not only to maximize tax savings, but also to create and fulfill family goals, passions and legacies.

We also advise charitable entities regarding their general legal needs, including corporate, trust, real estate and contract matters. Our clients include charitable organizations involved in the arts, humanitarian aid, homeless shelters, social and sports clubs, civic organizations, religious groups, churches, private schools and educational organizations. Our attorneys have served on boards of charitable entities in the Denver metropolitan area, the I Have A Dream Foundation, Junior League of Denver, Kempe Foundation and Food Bank of the Rockies, among them.

For information on other aspects of our Wealth and Succession Planning practice, please see Estate and Trust Administration, Estate and Trust Litigation, Estate and Gift Planning and Family Business Succession Planning.