Non-Profit Organizations

Catalyst Law attorneys guide both start-up and established non-profit organizations through complex tax and business rules, including formation and tax-exempt status, governance, compliance, revenue generating activities, joint ventures, and for-profit subsidiaries.

Catalyst Law understands first hand the fundamentally unique challenges facing mission-driven enterprises. We bring to our non-profit practice a breadth and depth of experience, having represented numerous non-profit organizations as well as having served as employees and board members of several tax-exempt groups.

From initial formation and compliance to fund-raising, expansion, and institutionalization, Catalyst non-profit lawyers have the experience necessary to advise our clients on issues specific to the non-profit sector.

The Catalyst team has worked with tax-exempt organizations, both large and small, including public charities, private foundations, community foundations, and social welfare organizations. We have advised non-profit organizations in a wide variety of contexts, such as formation, qualification for tax-exempt status, fiscal sponsorship, corporate governance, political and lobbying activities, grant making, excise taxes, unrelated business income tax, joint ventures and for-profit subsidiaries, social enterprise, and mission- and program-related investments.

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Our lawyers’ complementary skill sets and expertise provide a range of legal services across several practice areas, including:

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