Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

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Miller Canfield attorneys have extensive experience in the counsel and representation of non-profit and charitable organizations, private foundations, public charities, trade and professional associations, religious and other tax-exempt organizations. 

We draw upon the collective knowledge within the firm to provide comprehensive, pragmatic and efficient solutions to their diverse legal issues, opportunities and challenges.

Our Services

Formation

Articles, Bylaws, and Corporate Documents
Initial Meetings
Form of Entity
Formation "Check-Ups" and Updating
Liability Limitation
Related Entities
State Licensing
Tax Exemptions
    Federal and State Income Taxes
    Sales and Use Taxes
    Property Tax Exemptions

Development and Financing

Charitable Remainder and Lead Trusts
Contributions of Property
Charitable Gift Annuities
Endowments
Fundraising Materials
Gift Structuring and Agreements
Grants
Planned Giving Programs
Pooled Income Funds
Raffles and Lotteries
Sample Forms
Solicitation Licensing
Taxable Affiliates and Subsidiaries
Tax-exempt Bond Financing

Operations

Contracts and Agreements
Dissolution and Mergers
Employment and Employee Benefits
Governmental Regulation and Agencies
Insurance Matters
Investments
Legislation
Litigation
Maintenance and Changes of Exempt Status
Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
Pensions
Real Estate and Environmental
Strategic Planning and Evaluation
Supporting Organizations
Tax Matters and Audits
Unrelated Trade or Business Taxable Income
Compliance