We represent nonprofit and other tax-exempt organizations in all aspects of their legal needs, including governance, operations, and management. The firm’s attorneys, drawing on deep experience in taxation and corporate law, have advised nonprofits of all sizes and their boards with formation matters, corporate governance, required filings, fundraising and lobbying, and IRS and Attorney General compliance. Our attorneys, some of whom have IRS experience, understand the particular legal challenges facing nonprofit clients—from small startups to higher education and health care institutions and trade associations to established national charities—and we work with our clients to both ensure compliance and advance the organization’s mission creatively and strategically.
We strive to develop an active and ongoing counseling relationship with our clients, working closely with organizations to thoroughly understand their exempt purposes and activities and provide legal advice optimizing each client’s specific goals and needs. Nevertheless, we can jump in quickly if a compliance threat arises suddenly or local counsel needs a specifically-focused consult.
One of the capabilities that distinguishes Potomac Law Group from large firm practices is the ability to cost-effectively act as outside “in house” counsel for a nonprofit, particularly in its early years, providing broad based legal advice on matters ranging from industry-specific regulation to executive compensation and benefits to protecting (and where appropriate leveraging) its intellectual property interests.