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Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in our communities, providing critical health care, research, educational, and social services and stimulating growth and opportunity beyond the communities they serve. However, with growing needs and limited resources, they often must meet yearly goals with a small internal staff and a lean budget.
At Dickinson Wright, we are committed to assisting our nonprofit clients in meeting their mission locally, nationally, and internationally. Our nonprofit law team provides practical, actionable guidance to nonprofits, counseling clients on both day-to-day issues and large-scale projects.
Our clients come to us from a variety of industries and include:
|• Community foundations
||• Lobbying organizations|
|• Cultural organizations||• Neighborhood associations|
|• Educational institutions||• Nonprofit boards and staff|
|• Eldercare facilities||• Political committees|
|• Healthcare entities||• Private foundations|
|• Housing facilities||• Public charities|
|• Individuals||• Research groups|
From offices located across North America, including Michigan, Washington D.C., Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, California, and Toronto Canada, our nonprofit team members are engaged professionally and personally with supporting the essential missions of our clients. They are regularly recognized by Chambers®, Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers®, and other leading evaluating organizations.
• Providing a full range of services to help qualify and organize nonprofits, including drafting articles, bylaws, compensation agreements, leases, licenses, and forms for recognition of tax-exempt status.
• Advising on various legal matters, including financing, fundraising, governance, intellectual property, political involvement, recordkeeping, tax, and regulatory issues.
• Negotiating, performing due diligence, and closing significant acquisitions, bonds, and construction projects.
• Assisting with the legal aspects of special projects, including capital campaigns and construction projects, bond offerings, combinations, consortiums, divisions, and dissolutions.
Additionally, our nonprofit lawyers work closely with other practice areas within the firm to ensure that we address and mitigate every potential point of concern that may emerge, including:
|• Administrative & Regulatory||• Health Care|
|• Banking & Finance||• Health Care Research & Academic Institutions|
|• Community Development & Tax Credit Finance||• Higher Education|
|• Construction||• Intellectual Property|
|• Corporate||• Leasing|
|• Corporate Governance||• Mergers & Acquisitions|
|• Land Use & Economic Development||• Political Law|
|• Education||• Real Estate|
|• Employee Benefits||• Taxation|
|• Entertainment, Sports & Media||• Trusts and Estates|