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

December 12, 2017

17 Paley Rothman Attorneys Named to the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Eleven Paley Rothman attorneys were named to the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list and six were selected 2018 "Maryland Rising Stars." Glenn Cooper was selected in the Top 10 in Family Law.

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Blog

Maryland Court of Appeals Limits Limitations on Limitations

The Maryland Court of Appeals recently created a new standard for the enforceability of contract provisions that seek to shorten the time in which a party can file claims...

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Awards

For the fifth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list...

Paula Calimafde and Debbie Cohn were elected Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities.

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