Attorneys at Kleinberg Kaplan represent a wide range of tax-exempt entities, including national and international public charities; private foundations; arts and cultural organizations; and social clubs. We provide sophisticated, multidisciplinary advice to these organizations on matters of critical importance such as corporate governance and compliance; exempt organization tax issues; tax controversies; strategic planning; mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions. In addition, our practice covers the broad sweep of other legal issues of concern to nonprofit corporations, such as:
- Advising on formation, ongoing administration, grant making (both domestic and international), and dissolution. We work with clients and their advisors to achieve the most efficient and impactful plan.
- The development of planning vehicles including charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, private foundations and donor-advised funds to maximize a client’s charitable goals. We work with our clients so that they make the most efficient use of their income, gift and estate tax deductions, both currently and in the future.
- Advising in connection with the qualification and ongoing compliance of public charities.
Many of our attorneys also serve as volunteer officers, directors and trustees of non-profit organizations. Some of these include:
- Brown/RISD Hillel Foundation
- Chinese Language School of Fairfield County
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
- JBI International Inc. (formerly The Jewish Braille Institute of America)
We are also involved in and support many community and charitable activities including:
- 100 Women in Hedge Funds
- City Parks Foundation
- Hedge Funds Care
- The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
- The Manhattan Institute
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- St. Jude’s Children’s Research