Tax-Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations
Lane Powell works with a wide range of tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations. Our clients include trade associations, private foundations, healthcare providers, educational institutions, affordable housing developers, museums, pension funds and other nonprofit organizations. Our team handles legal needs for tax-exempt and nonprofit clients of all sizes, ranging from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. We are intimately familiar with and sensitive to the unique and often complex corporate, tax and financial issues faced by exempt organizations.
We assist our clients in obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, and provide advice on project financing, joint ventures with for-profit businesses, unrelated business taxable income and tax-exempt financing.
Our clients range from small family foundations and community-based charities to nationally recognized research institutions. We also have substantial experience in public-private partnerships, technology transfer from nonprofit institutions to start-up ventures and government relations.
We represent tax-exempt clients in audits by the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities, and advise them on state and local charitable registration and reporting requirements and compliance issues.
Lane Powell attorneys have extensive experience advising exempt organizations on all aspects of development and planned giving, including the preparation of gift acceptance, endowment and conflict of interest policies. Lane Powell attorneys also represent charitable organizations with respect to the receipt and structuring of significant gifts, including charitable remainder, charitable lead trusts and gifts of real property.
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