There are two qualities that help Sherin and Lodgen match up well with nonprofits:
- Our attorneys are nonprofit board members. There’s no substitute for the practical, in-the-trenches experience of serving on a board. Nearly all of our partners and a significant portion of our associates are or have been nonprofit board members or officers.
- We take an interdisciplinary approach. Nonprofits defy pigeonholing. Our nonprofit clients depend on Sherin and Lodgen’s corporate, real estate, litigation and employment attorneys to deal with the complex, interrelated regulatory and tax frameworks in which nonprofits operate.
First-hand experience and a breadth of legal support matter to nonprofits because nonprofits are different from other corporate clients. Clients in the nonprofit industry face ever-increasing regulatory and tax scrutiny in their operations–from executive compensation issues to related-party transactions.
Clients rely on our nonprofit attorneys counsel for a variety of matters including:
- Employment matters for companies and nonprofit executives
- Formation of nonprofits
- Fundraising issues
- Fiduciary duties
- Issues related to obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Representing clients in IRS examinations
Leading businesses and individuals also seek our advice in establishing and dealing with nonprofit entities.
Our nonprofit clients include:
- Social service agencies
- Educational institutions
- Museums and institutions
- Health care providers
- Religious and scientific associations