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Washington, DC Law Firm Represents Charities and Foundations

Seasoned attorneys help you help others

Douglas & Boykin PLLC serves as general and special counsel for charities, foundations and other tax-exempt organizations. The firm defends churches, charter schools, and other nonprofits in premises liability, personal injury, and employment lawsuits. Not-for-profits also routinely call on the firm to handle governance disputes and transactional matters involving real estate purchases, investments, and pension plans. Douglas & Boykin has the resources and experience to resolve whatever legal issues your charity or foundation faces.

Comprehensive legal services for charitable foundations

The attorneys at Douglas & Boykin draw upon extensive experience in providing counsel to not-for-profit foundations. The firm offers advice in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Grant-making procedures
  • Donation agreements
  • Relations with major donors
  • Investment policies
  • “Direct exempt expenditure” regulations
  • Expenditure responsibility requirements
  • Program-related investments
  • Social investments
  • Grants to individuals
  • Long-term capital projects

Firm handles complex transactions for charities

Virtually every transaction a charitable organization is involved in is governed by tax and not-for-profit regulations. The attorneys at Douglas & Boykin combine their business law knowledge
with their nonprofit experience to ensure that organizations avoid compliance problems. The transactional work the firm performs for foundations and charities includes:

  • Conversion of for-profits to nonprofits
  • Conversion of nonprofits to for-profits
  • Creation of for-profit subsidiaries
  • Joint ventures with for-profit businesses
  • Corporate sponsorships
  • Asset sales
  • Mergers
  • Transactions with supporting organizations
  • Arrangement of strategic alliances
  • Identification of impermissible lobbying
  • Identification of impermissible campaign activities

Contact the charities and foundations attorneys at Douglas & Boykin

Douglas & Boykin PLLC provides transactional assistance to foundations and charitable organizations. Contact the firm at (202) 775-0370 or online. The firm’s office is near Metro stops at Farragut North, Dupont Circle (Red Line), and Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines) in Washington, DC. Douglas & Boykin serves the District of Columbia metropolitan area, which includes Northern Virginia and Maryland.