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Legal Counsel for Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector

Information and resources on nonprofit law & regulation


Hurwit & Associates provides comprehensive and experienced legal counsel exclusively to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and businesses and families engaged in philanthropy. We serve nonprofit clients throughout the U.S. and in twenty-seven countries around the world. As varied in scope, size, and location as they are in purpose, our clients bridge the spectrum of educational, cultural, environmental, religious, philanthropic, civic, and trade organizations. We help guide our clients through the nonprofit legal complexities, regulatory systems, and organizational challenges they encounter.


Our attorneys have career-long experience in representing nonprofit organizations, in working as in-house counsel to major nonprofits, and in serving as state nonprofit officials. We provide highly practical, experience-tested advice and sound resolutions to complex issues.

Our senior attorneys work directly with clients to provide highly personalized legal counsel. We have extensive experience in each subsector of the nonprofit world and can adapt and apply business models and best practices gleaned from one nonprofit setting to others across the nonprofit landscape. We also have access to a broad network of nonprofit accountants, strategic planners, fundraisers, and other nonprofit professionals to address organizational needs in a comprehensive and coordinated fashion.

Our Work

Hurwit & Associates provides counsel on the array of tax, corporate, trust, and employment matters faced by nonprofit organizations in the regular course of transacting business, including: nonprofit formation and compliance, tax exemption and IRS regulation, employment and HR matters, contracts and funding agreements, charitable contributions and trusts, advocacy and lobbying, and intellectual property.

We also take special pride in helping clients successfully handle one-time opportunities, daunting challenges, and other defining moments in the lives of their organizations. We work closely with board members and executive teams at these critical times to facilitate a common understanding and develop internal consensus on such layered and multi-faceted matters as:

  • Nonprofit Governance: Organizational structure, board of director functions and responsibilities, protection from liability, and board/staff roles and relationships.
  • Organizational Relationships: Operating agreements, joint ventures, affiliations, partnerships, and controlled organizations.
  • Organizational Transitions: Reorganizations, mergers, asset transfers, and dissolutions.

Our overall mission as a law firm is to provide clear and well-reasoned counsel to clients so they can ultimately focus on the business of providing for the safety, well-being, education, advancement, sustainable environment, and creative enjoyment of the people they serve.

Please see our Practice Areas for a complete description of our services.

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