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Copilevitz & Canter, LLC: Attorneys Specialized in Not-for-Profit Organizations

Community, regional and nationwide groups organize political, religious and charitable organizations with clear, meaningful goals in mind. Compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations is the responsibility of the non-profit organization benefits from tax exemption.

Why Copilevitz & Canter, LLC?

Organizers and managers of non-profits look to Copilevitz & Canter, LLC, to help ensure that they can make good use of all the advantages that the law allows. They seek help to comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. They trust our law firm knowing that representation of non-profit organizations is what we have been doing since Copilevitz & Canter, LLC was formed in 1993.  Our attorneys have many years of "hands-on" experience.

Our Valued, Varied Clients

Clients of Copilevitz & Canter include colleges and universities, churches, schools, alumni associations, health care charities, research organizations, think tanks, conservation organizations, humane societies, developers of housing for low-income families and the elderly, economic development organizations for disadvantaged communities, private foundations, supporting organizations, trade associations, social clubs, and fraternal orders. Our clients' charitable, political, educational and religious activities operate in the U.S. as well as in other countries.

Our experienced attorneys welcome inquiries from new or existing non-profit organizations. Contact the law firm's offices by calling us or by e-mail through this Web site.

Cost-Effective Legal Services for New and Existing Non-Profits

With offices in Washington, DC, and Kansas City, Missouri, Copilevitz & Canter, LLC ("C&C") was formed in 1993 by the merger of two law firms with extensive knowledge and experience representing non-profit organizations (NPOs). Our lawyers advise and represent 501(c)(3) and other types of non-profit organizations in such matters as the following:

  • Creating the NPO
  • Securing Tax Exempt Status
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing
  • Planned giving
  • Special gifts and trusts
  • Maintaining tax-exempt status
  • IRS audits
  • Representation in Tax Court
  • Registration with state and local governments
  • Coordination of efforts with CPAs handling financial affairs of a NPO
  • Lobbying
  • regulation compliance

Full-Service Law Firm for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The law firm represents more than 250 tax-exempt organizations from start-up (forming a non-profit entity) through maintaining tax-exempt status and providing general legal counsel. Because we focus our legal practice on tax-exempt organizations (including charitable, educational, and religious organizations), our attorneys and legal staff are highly knowledgeable about tax-exemption rules and regulations governing NPOs.

Contact Copilevitz & Canter, LLC, for Legal Counsel on Issues Pertaining to NPOs

If you plan to form a not-for-profit organization or serve as the manager of an NPO, you understand the importance of following the complex laws and regulations required to obtain and maintain tax-exempt status. The not-for-profit organization lawyers of Copilevitz & Canter, LLC, invite your inquiry on legal issues pertaining to non-profits. Call or e-mail us to discuss your organization's goals and concerns.

Copilevitz & Canter, LLC is nationally recognized by the nonprofit and fundraising communities for its work regarding federal, state, and local regulation of charitable solicitation, whether carried out by charitable organizations or the professional firms they retain.

Contact Us

Washington, D.C. office
1900 L Street, NW, Suite 215 : Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-861-0740 : Fax: 202-331-9841
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Kansas City office
310 West 20th, Suite 300 : Kansas City, MO 64108
Tel: 816-472-9000 : Fax: 816-472-5000
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