Nonprofit Organizations

Helping good organizations

do good work.

The Firm works with mission driven organizations, providing counsel and representation in the matters unique to exempt entities, including:
  • Organization formation and exemption
  • Compliance and protecting tax exempt status
  • Governance and board engagement
  • Fundraising, grants, sponsorship and marketing deals
  • Changes of control (mergers, acquistions, reorganizations)

Practical Experience

The Firm draws on founder Josh Nathan’s experience as general counsel and corporate secretary to a major New York cultural institution, his prior work as a cause marketing strategist, and his own board service including as an audit committee chair and a board president.

A Focus on Culture and Arts

The Firm works extensively in culture and arts. It provides counsel on issues unique to the sector, including to clients working in:

  • Performing Arts
  • Public Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Cultural and Environmental Preservation and Disaster Relief

Legal Services

for Nonprofit Organizations:


  • Corporate Formation
  • Federal Tax Exemption
  • State Registration
  • Supporting Organizations/Coordination with NGOs


  • Bylaws, Committee Charters and Policies
  • Board Structure and Committees
  • Board Engagement


  • Donations and Gifts
  • Grants
  • Sponsorship and Marketing Deals
  • Charitable Solicitation and Registration
  • Retaining Professional Fundraisers


  • Protecting Tax Exempt Status
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Executive Compensation
  • Charity Watchdog Organizations

Outside General Counsel

  • Commercial Agreements
  • Labor, Employment, Contractors, Interns and Volunteers
  • Insurance and Risk Counsel
  • Media and Intellectual Property 
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Changes of Control

  • Reorganizations
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Dissolutions