Nonprofit Organizations

Our experienced attorneys specialize in addressing the legal needs of nonprofits.

Nonprofit Organizations

Our experienced attorneys specialize in addressing the legal needs of nonprofits.

Our extensive nonprofit practice assists all types of organizations with the complex legal challenges that are SPECIFIC TO A NONPROFIT organization’s operations.


All types of nonprofit organizations receive specialized representation. Our nonprofit clients include:

  • Health care organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Colleges
  • Schools
  • Trade associations
  • Churches
  • Arts and humanities organizations
  • Community organizations
  • Private foundations


Our knowledgeable attorneys apply years of experience with nonprofit law to help nonprofit organizations navigate complex issues involving:

  • Organization
  • Governance
  • Tax exemption
  • Lobbying
  • Mergers and consolidations
  • Contracts
  • Regulations
  • Privacy


Active in the nonprofit community and attentive to legal changes, our attorneys regularly educate nonprofit group leaders about current developments, including legislative changes.


Our attorneys focused on nonprofit law routinely advise nonprofit clients on an array of nonprofit-specific legal issues.

  • Regularly advise boards of directors of nonprofit organizations on fiduciary duties and other governance issues.
  • Regularly incorporate and obtain tax-exempt status under IRC §§501(c)(3), (c)(4), (c)(6), and (c)(7) and other 501(c) designations for Iowa nonprofit organizations.
  • Represent nonprofit clients on various business combinations, including conversions, mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations involving other nonprofits and for-profit entities. 
  • Represent nonprofit clients on tax matters, including executive compensation, private inurement, unrelated business income tax (UBIT), and Form 990 filings.
  • Represent nonprofit clients on legislative and political activities.
  • Represent nonprofit clients on endowment matters.
  • Represent nonprofit clients on charitable solicitation matters.
  • Represent trade associations on a wide array of issues, including lobbying and legal compliance.
  • Represent nonprofit dental insurance company.
  • Represented nonprofit insurance company in conversion to mutual insurance company and demutualization.
  • Represent private foundations in connection with gifting agreements with governmental entities.