non-profit 501c3

Our team advises clients on the full life-cycle of a tax-exempt, 501c3 nonprofit organization –from formation, to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, to operational, governance and compliance matters, to corporate transactions and restructurings, and through dissolution, including:

  • Nonprofit formation, charitable registration, application for federal and state tax-exemption

  • Fiscal sponsorship, including comprehensive and pre-approved grant relationship models

  • Board duties and governance, including design of governance structures and board trainings

  • Conflict of interest management and counsel, including on potential self-dealing issues

  • 501(c)(3) compliance, including operational test and consistent activities issues

  • Private foundation rules, including related to distributions, international activities, set-asides

  • Supporting organization issues

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Subsidiaries and joint ventures with commercial partners

  • International activity issues

  • Charitable solicitation, commercial co-ventures, and crowdfunding and other online fundraising issues

  • Dissolution and transfer of programs and remaining assets

San Mateo Office

Phone: (650) 308-8624

1900 S. Norfolk Street, Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403

San Francisco Office

Phone: (415) 562-4696

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100,
San Francisco, CA 94105