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. State and federal tax-exempt laws support the ability of churches, schools, humane societies and economic development consortiums to work for the greater good. Compliance with laws and regulations is the responsibility of the non-profit organization, which in turn benefit 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 all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. They trust our law firm knowing that representation of non-profit organizations is all we do and have been doing since Copilevitz & Canter, LLC. 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.
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
- Marketing campaigns
- Intellectual property
- 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
- 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 entire 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.
Our monthly newsletter, Fundraising and Non-Profit Report, features state and federal issues of importance to tax-exempt organizations. If you would like to be on the subscription list - free of charge - send your name and address via e-mail or call us.
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.