PRACTICE AREA - Charitable Law

Charitable Law

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



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