Practice Areas

Our core practice areas of business, trusts & estates, and tax-exempt organizations intersect to offer clients integrated representation in the areas of social enterprise, philanthropy, and business succession planning.

Practice Areas


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


Legal guidance for 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.


Legal advisory services for social enterprises at the intersection of business and non-profit law. We help forge relationships between entrepreneurs, impact investors, philanthropists, and non-profits – an ecosystem where each participant feeds the success of the other.


Legal advice for foundations, grant makers, social investors, families, and individual donors in pursuit of purpose. We help clients navigate the laws governing philanthropy and support our clients’ work to make the world a better place now and in the future.


A trusts and estates practice serving clients with a wide range of family and financial circumstances. Catalyst assists with the intentional, meaningful, and efficient management and transfer of property and wealth, including probate and trust administration.


Legal counsel for business law clients across a range of business transactions, contracts, start-up enterprises, international ventures, and as general counsel for small and middle-market businesses.


The Catalyst team represents individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations across a wide-range of taxation matters – including planning, risk management, and disputes with taxing authorities.