Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations | Fennemore Craig
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We have represented many of the nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations that have shaped the Southwest for decades. Now more than ever, tax-exempt organizations face a high level of regulation and scrutiny. Escalating oversight from the IRS, Congress, state regulators, watchdog groups, and the media require nonprofit leaders to run a gauntlet of changing law and regulations. At the same time, tax-exempt organizations are expected to be more transparent than ever before and to adhere to evolving best practices.

  • A Dedicated Team

    We are committed to representing nonprofit and tax-exempt clients on a daily basis, not as a side practice. Our ERISA practitioners have extensive experience in advising Nonprofits with respect to issues associated with establishment and ongoing operation of 403(b), 457(b) and 457(f) plans. Our depth and collective years of experience representing nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations is unsurpassed in the Mountain West.

  • Boutique Expertise, Large Firm Resources

    We have a specialized niche practice; however, as part of a full-service firm with offices across the Mountain West, we are able to coordinate legal services across the full spectrum of our client’s legal needs. In consultation with attorneys from our corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real property, labor and employment, estate planning, intellectual property, employee benefits, tax and other practice groups, we offer a coordinated approach to providing legal services to our tax-exempt clients. We even act as outside general counsel for a number of our clients providing a coordinated, seamless approach to solving their legal issues.
  • Diverse Client Base

    The nonprofit and tax-exempt sector is broad and diverse and our clients reflect that diversity. Our tax-exempt and nonprofit clients include community and other grant-making foundations; hospitals and healthcare providers; health and human services charities; animal welfare organizations; national and international trade associations; churches and other religious institutions; arts organizations and museums; public, private and charter schools; colleges and universities; supporting organizations; social welfare organizations; organizations involved in lobbying and political activities; veterans organizations; and tribal and governmental entities.


    Our attorneys also advise individual clients regarding their charitable gifts including drafting complex gift agreements such as endowment gifts, naming rights gifts, and charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts.

  • Recognized Excellence

    Our Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations practice group includes members of Best Lawyers in America®, Southwest Super Lawyers®, the American College of Tax Counsel and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The partners in the practice are “AV” rated attorneys by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating available), which signifies substantial experience and recognition by one’s peers for professional accomplishment.