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Non-Profit Law

HeplerBroom’s Non-Profit Law Team provides sophisticated guidance on tax-exemption, structuring of governing bodies, drafting bylaws, defining donor services, and implementing best policies, procedures, and practices. Our team has the requisite tax, corporate, and regulatory experience to guide non-profit organizations in all aspects of their legal needs.

Our goal: To help clients establish strong,

long-lasting charitable institutions

We have successfully represented charitable institutions nationwide, including those with international operations. Our clients have included non-profit schools, religious institutions, social service agencies, disaster relief organizations, and private foundations focused on carrying out personal philanthropic goals.


  • Non-profit schools
  • Religious institutions
  • Social service agencies
  • Disaster relief organizations
  • Private foundations focused on carrying out personal philanthropic goals


  • Complete and file federal and state tax-exemption applications and registrations
  • Establish 501(c)(2) title holding companies, endowments, and supporting organizations
  • Negotiate and review business-to-business contracts
  • Draft memorandums of understanding between international charitable organizations
  • Obtain property tax exemptions for real estate owned by non-profits
  • Draft governing documents (e.g., constitutions, bylaws, operation manuals)
  • Train non-profit boards on governance, best practices, and legal obligations
  • Navigate and resolve board disputes
  • Provide guidance on tax deductions, tax receipts, and best practices
  • Handle litigation regarding activities and operations, board (directors/officers) liability, and insurance-related matters


HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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