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 19, 2020

Six Attorneys Named “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine - December 2020 Issue

Paula Calimafde, Michelle Chapin, Tracey Coates, Deborah Cohn, Glenn Cooper and Eva Juncker were all selected to Washingtonian's Top Lawyers list for 2020.

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Blog

The Clock is Ticking Again on Lawsuits

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted “business as usual” in many ways. People and businesses have been focusing on safety measures and efforts to maintain financial...

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Awards

For the ninth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 20 lawyers have been named to the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, and one attorney was named to the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch list.

Glenn Cooper was named to the Top 10 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Nine other attorneys were named to the 2020 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list and four were selected 2020 "Washington D.C. Rising Stars."

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