Practice Areas

Nonprofits

Paley Rothman’s attorneys help a wide range of nonprofit organizations to navigate the increasingly complex federal and state regulations affecting them. Our clients include trade associations, public charities, private foundations and supporting organizations. We help these tax-exempt groups to secure and maintain their tax-exempt status while simultaneously ensuring that they avoid prohibited transactions, self-dealing and other activities that may jeopardize their tax-exempt status, or result in the imposition of excise taxes.

The attorneys in Paley Rothman’s nonprofit group are intimately familiar with the IRS and the Internal Revenue Code and work closely with the tax group to ensure that clients receive counsel of the highest quality regarding formation of nonprofits, securing tax-exempt status, general tax advice, and IRS audits or tax controversies. 

Our close collaboration with Paley Rothman’s other practices equips us to provide the highest caliber of counsel on general corporate matters. These include governance issues and liability of key personnel, contracts and severance agreements, representation in litigation or negotiation matters, leases, real estate transactions, banking relationships, regulatory compliance issues, personnel practices and procedures, executive compensation, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and employee benefits.

We also understand the unique issues affecting private foundations. As counsel, we help foundations to meet minimum distribution requirements, create effective grant agreements, handle disqualifying investments, and, when necessary, negotiate family management.

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News

November 30, 2022

Jim Hammerschmidt Quoted in Law360 Article on the Benefits of Small Firms in Talent War

Employment Law Chair and Paley Rothman Co-President, Jim Hammerschmidt was quoted by Law360 in Small Firms Leverage Size To Take On BigLaw In Talent War on November 28, 2022.

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Blog

Sec. Deb Haaland – First Native American in the Cabinet

Sec. Deb Haaland is the first Native American to serve in the President’s cabinet and has been instrumental in bringing attention and action to the horrific incident rate of...

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Awards

For the 11th year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2023 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 19 lawyers have been selected in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Jennifer Pope was named Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch for the first time alongside attorney Hayes Edwards. Attorneys Glenn Cooper, Hope Eastman, and Daniel Hodin have been listed Best Lawyers for 15 consecutive years.

Litigation Attorney Trish Weaver accepted the Andrew L. Sonner Diversity Award for upholding the highest standards of the legal profession by encouraging racial and cultural diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys. The award was given by the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

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