Charitable & Non-Profit Law

At Bybel Rutledge LLP, we counsel and represent non-profit and charitable organizations. We are here to assist our non-profit clients in connection with highly specialized issues as well as to day-to-day concerns. Our attorneys apply creative problem solving and the benefit of their skills to the myriad of issues and circumstances unique to the nonprofit environment.

We draw upon the breadth of knowledge within our firm to provide comprehensive, pragmatic, and efficient solutions to diverse and complex legal issues that arise in the context of non-profit organizations. Bybel Rutledge LLP has advised private foundations, public charities, trade and professional associations, universities and colleges, religious organizations, and other tax-exempt organizations. Our interdisciplinary practice enables us to tap into the tools and skills required to address a variety of legal challenges and to serve as a comprehensive legal services provider for nonprofit organizations.

We provide our clients with thorough answers and workable solutions on a responsive and cost-efficient basis in a variety of matters, including:

Corporate Governance & Business-Related Matters

  • Articles, bylaws, and corporate documents
  • Entity formation
  • Counsel and representation of boards of directors
  • Liability limitation
  • Related entities
  • State licensing
  • Tax exemptions
  • Federal and state income taxes
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Property tax exemptions
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts and agreements
  • Dissolution and mergers
  • Employment related matters
  • Government regulation
  • Investments
  • Litigation
  • Maintenance and changes of exempt status
  • Real estate sales
  • Strategic planning
  • Supporting organizations
  • Tax matters and audits
  • Unrelated trade or business taxable income
  • Compliance

Financing and Fundraising

  • Contributions of property
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising materials
  • Gift structuring and agreements
  • Grants
  • Securities offerings
  • Planned giving programs
  • Pooled income funds
  • Raffles and lotteries
  • Bingo
  • Small games of chance
  • Sample forms
  • Solicitation licensing
  • Taxable affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Tax-exempt bond financing

At Bybel Rutledge LLP we strive to be responsive, practical, thoughtful, contextual and cost-efficient for our clients. We believe that maintaining regular communication with our clients helps us to better understand their goals, concerns, and nuanced legal needs for each project. We work hard to meet our clients’ expectations and to provide creative solutions to help nonprofits achieve their charitable missions.