Non-Profits

With extensive experience serving on and representing non-profit boards, we have the expertise that gives us depth of understanding, from both the organization’s point of view and the outside legal perspective.

We offer assistance in forming and maintaining non-profits, with the support and involvement of a strong tax department to maximize our clients’ goals.

Successful Outcomes
  • Acted as plaintiff's expert witness to demonstrate that a non-profit had appropriated funds improperly and violated California and Federal law for tax-exempt organizations, forcing the non-profit to settle in the deposition phase of the trial. 
  • Served as expert witness on behalf of a non-profit being sued by a donor who wanted their money back on the grounds that the non-profit was not doing what it said it would do. Evidence demonstrated that this was not an actionable case and the matter was settled.
  • Represented a healthcare non-profit for more than two decades, acting as counsel on corporate and real estate matters.
  • Provided the full complement of legal services to an international human rights organization: business, tax, trust and estates, real estate, mergers and acquisition, finance, and entertainment services.