Not-for-Profit and Charitable Planning

Hoogendoorn & Talbot was founded by attorneys with a strong commitment to promoting justice and building social capital through the charitable sector. The founding members sought to create a firm whose platform allowed them to work with charitable organizations large and small to address their corporate and tax law needs. Hoogendoorn & Talbot attorneys represent numerous charitable organizations, including civic, religious, and educational institutions, community foundations (both local community and faith community based), and private foundations. We provide valuable advice and counsel from the start of an organization’s life through incorporation and maturation and, at times, to its end through merger or termination. During the organization’s existence, we assist in preparing applications for exemption from income tax, in crafting appropriate governing documents, and in advising on updates and changes to governing documents over time. We regularly advise on tax issues and donor tax planning and prepare required charitable organization tax returns and corporate reports. We strategize with charitable organizations to develop responses to risk management and donor issues. We also consult on real estate matters such as property tax exemptions, cost-sharing arrangements and other issues.