Practices

Nonprofit, Educational, and Tax Exempt Entities

Since Chambliss’ inception in 1886, the firm has had a long history of serving nonprofit organizations and the community through its Nonprofit, Educational and Tax-Exempt Entities Practice Group.

Chambliss provides nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations a wide range of services, including incorporating and applying for tax-exempt status, addressing board and governance issues, assisting in the preparation of information returns (such as Form 990), advising concerning charitable solicitation registration requirements and fundraising issues, and providing general tax related guidance. In addition, lawyers arrange and coordinate through the firm’s other practice groups the delivery of many other services for nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to, human resources and general business services.

While rules governing nonprofit, educational and tax-exempt entities have changed through the years, the firm’s approach to client service has not. Nonprofit lawyers work to partner with nonprofit clients to design and implement cost-effective strategies that address both legal and practical needs, so that clients can continue the effective pursuit of their missions and charitable purposes.

Nonprofit lawyers provide customized counsel to an array of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, including the following:

  • Public charities
  • Civic leagues and chambers
  • Social enterprise organizations
  • Private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Trade associations
  • Charitable trusts
  • Churches and religious ministries
  • Credit Unions and Farm Credit Associations
  • Cemeteries
  • Nonprofit hospitals and mental health facilities
  • Private foundations