TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS
Our attorneys focus on the special needs of tax-exempt organizations, helping to get new organizations off to a healthy start and staying with them as they grow and develop. Our clients include large private foundations, associations, and institutions in Louisiana. We also represent small organizations, individuals, public charities, religious organizations, and social organizations, as well as individuals looking to accomplish philanthropic goals.
In the initial stages of formation, we help our clients examine the organization’s likely sources of funding, type of governance, and potential activities in order to determine the most appropriate tax-exempt structure. We also work with individuals, taking time to thoroughly understand their philanthropic goals and then helping find the best way to achieve those goals, whether it be through direct giving, a donor-advised fund, creation of a private foundation, or other tax-efficient means. We seek to coordinate federal and state activities to secure the most comprehensive exemption available to our clients.