Our attorneys help nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations flourish by guiding them through the tax and regulatory rules that govern their operations.

Drawing on decades of specialized experience, Fairfield and Woods tax attorneys bring in-depth understanding of the needs of the nonprofit and tax-exempt sector, working closely with clients to provide targeted advice and coordinated service. Our attorneys often serve in the general counsel role to our nonprofit clients.

The range of legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations can be complex and our attorneys can help navigate issues including:

  • formation;
  • qualification for tax-exempt status;
  • joint ventures and investment structures;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • corporate governance;
  • audits and investigations;
  • litigation;
  • regulatory guidance and compliance;
  • real estate issues;
  • intellectual property;
  • executive compensation and other employment matters; and
  • dissolution and liquidation. 

We provide broad support to address our clients’ legal concerns every step of the way. We serve a wide variety of nonprofit and tax-exempt clients including charitable entities, community foundations, family foundations, religious-based entities, social welfare organizations, certification boards, conservation groups, museums, research institutions, arts, educational, and service organizations, as well as trade associations, political action committees, lobbying groups, agricultural organizations, and social clubs.

We also advise individuals and entities concerning their charitable tax planning and complex charitable contributions, providing creative solutions to meet their philanthropic and tax-driven goals.

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