Nonprofit Organizations

At Reger Rizzo & Darnall, we believe it is our duty to promote an active involvement in charitable and nonprofit organizations. In doing so, we create an enriched environment that strengthens local communities for generations to come. We believe that the communities in which our attorneys live and work are the foundation for a successful future. This belief is what drives the members of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Nonprofit Practice Group. 

We take this commitment to the nonprofit arena one step further by tirelessly working on behalf of charitable and nonprofit organizations. Our Nonprofit Group regularly counsels charitable and nonprofit organizations on a wide range of matters, from the formation and development phases, through to ongoing, daily counseling, compliance and governance services. 

Transactional Services. Our attorneys regularly serve as general counsel to nonprofits and charities, providing legal advice on day-to-day operations, general corporate matters, contract negotiations, third-party vendor relations, and drafting and updating amendments to an organization’s bylaws and articles of incorporation. We have worked with nonprofit clients to coordinate small and large-scale mergers and acquisitions, liquidations, joint ventures, and reorganizations and expansions, with both nonprofit and for-profit entities.

Employment Services. Our Nonprofit attorneys also work closely with the Firm’s Employment Practices Team. Together, we counsel our clients on an extensive array of employment-related issues, including employment agreements, employment audits, training programs, discrimination and disciplinary issues, unemployment issues, wage and hour concerns, and employee manuals. We also have extensive experience with retirement benefit and executive compensation programs, as well as issues related to federal statues, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the National Labor Relations Act, among others. 

Taxation Services. Our Nonprofit lawyers are well-versed in and work closely with the Firm’s Estates & Trusts Department. Our attorneys have a keen understanding of the intricacies associated with the ever-changing tax issues nonprofit organizations face. We work with our clients to prepare and review federal and state tax returns in order to ensure a complete and accurate reporting of tax-related information. We provide counsel on complex tax matters, work to preserve our clients’ nonprofit status, oversee tax reporting issues related to scholarships and fellowships, and prepare and review planned giving vehicles. 

Real Estate Services. Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Real Estate Group provides comprehensive services in all manner of real estate issues faced by nonprofit organizations, such as the review and negotiation of construction and architectural contracts, obtaining local zoning permits, and commercial leases and licensing issues. 

Litigation Services. We work proactively with clients to avoid unnecessary litigation. However, when litigation is unavoidable, Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Litigation attorneys stand ready to provide clients with timely, cost-effective legal representation. The depth of our firm and range of experience across a multitude of practice areas enables our Litigation Team to offer full-service representation and address even the most complex disputes.