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Charitable Planning

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Miller Canfield’s Personal Services lawyers have broad experience representing charities and other tax-exempt organizations, associations, academic institutions, hospitals, governmental entities and other private foundations. We offer a full range of services to these organizations, including:

  • Organizational formation, including bylaws, licensing and tax exemption filing
  • Governance compliance
  • Charitable remainder and lead trusts
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising materials
  • Gift structuring and agreements
  • Grants
  • Planned giving programs
  • Pooled income funds
  • Raffles and lotteries
  • Sample forms
  • Non-Profit Fundraising
  • Taxable affiliates and subsidiaries

Non-profit organizations also can rely on Miller Canfield for counseling in their day-to-day operations, including contracts, dissolution and mergers, employment law counseling, legislation, litigation and other issues.