Comprehensive Nonprofit Legal Advice
Rapidly changing laws often present unique challenges to nonprofit entities. At the Spirer Law Firm, our lawyers have more than 15 years of experience representing nonprofit entities. We continue to remain at the forefront of changing nonprofit laws and provide current legal advice. Our experienced lawyers will help guide you through the increasingly complex maze of tax and other regulations governing the organizations with which you work.
We provide general management advice as well as guidance on issues specific to nonprofit entities throughout Maryland, Virginia, DC, and beyond. Contact our office to schedule a complimentary get-acquainted meeting to discuss your nonprofit organization’s needs.
Although there are many different forms nonprofit entities can take, tax-exempt organizations often face similar concerns. Regardless of the type of nonprofit you are involved with – charity, foundation, trade association, social club, school, neighborhood association – we will provide sound, dedicated representation.
We provide comprehensive representation for charitable organizations, including social service organizations, public policy groups, international aid organizations, performing arts societies, and religious groups. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling various issues such as:
- Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status
- Avoiding unrelated business income tax (UBIT)
- Coping with governance issues
- Maintaining donor relations
- Managing personal liability of directors and officers
- Addressing excess compensation concerns
- Complying with charitable solicitation laws
- Supervising volunteers
Private foundations such as family foundations, operating foundations, and business donor organizations benefit from our legal guidance on a variety of matters, including:
- Complying with minimum distribution requirements
- Crafting effective grant agreements
- Completing transactions with insiders
- Addressing disqualifying investments
- Negotiating family management
The regulations pertaining to trade associations can be difficult to understand without legal counsel. Our experienced attorneys will provide the guidance your association needs regarding issues such as:
- Anti-trust regulation
- Lobbying restrictions
- Classes of membership
- Permissible member services
At the Spirer Law Firm, we are committed to representing nonprofit entities with care and commitment. Contact our office in Bethesda to schedule a complimentary get-acquainted meeting to discuss your legal concerns. We offer flexible scheduling and accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for our clients’ convenience.