Unlike for-profit companies, non-profit organizations face unique and sometimes challenging issues. Not only do our attorneys have specialized knowledge and decades of experience representing non-profits, we regularly sit on the boards of the regions largest and most influential non-profit organizations. Because of our involvement we have an insider’s understanding of how non-profits work– and we pride ourselves on our ability to help you meet your goals.
Braun Kendrick represents over 200 non-profit, tax exempt organizations throughout Michigan. Our clients include organizations engaged in human service activities, the arts and humanities, education, health care, recreation, civic improvement, etc. Some are private foundations and endowments, while others are public charities with operating programs.
The Firm handles a wide variety of matters for our non-profit organization clients, including the following:
- Tax and Governmental Issues. Federal income tax issues with particular reference to Section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 509(a); private inurement/private benefit issues; Michigan tax issues including property tax and sales tax issues; charitable trust registration and solicitation license issues; etc.
- Corporate and Governance Issues. Corporate structure issues, affiliations and joint ventures, mergers, etc.; liability issues and immunity for corporate trustees/directors, officers and volunteers, etc.
- Operational Matters. Employment and personnel matters; real estate issues; intellectual property and computer law matters; environmental issues; public/private financing issues; negotiation and preparation of all manner of contracts, etc.
- Charitable Giving. Work and advice in connection with clients’ charitable giving programs, including planned giving, corporate sponsorships, etc.
The Firm regularly conducts educational programs for our non-profit clients and their supporters.