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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