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Not-For-Profit Entities and Charitable Giving

BETTER IMPACT The result of commitment and purpose

Not-for-profit and charitable organizations are a vibrant, essential sector of the U.S. economy that contribute to our society in immeasurable ways. Yet, they face intense competition for funding and resources—and encounter unique legal challenges that require specialized knowledge.

We work with you to address your legal questions so you can keep your focus on your impact.

The Right Fit for Any Organization

Our attorneys counsel not-for-profit organizations of every size. From small local organizations to nationwide entities with well-known missions, we advise public charities, private foundations, philanthropic trusts, universities, cultural institutions and community-focused organizations.

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Not-for-profit organizations face unique compliance burdens private companies do not encounter. We advise and assist you in setting up and managing proper entities to avoid tax-exempt and compliance problems, allowing you to dedicate your time and energy to your charitable purposes.

The Right Fit for Any Individual

For individuals, we help develop charitable giving strategies that are in line with your goals, including naming rights, governing gifting responsibilities and establishing arrangement for how gifted funds should be used today and in the future, and social impact investing.

Specific services include:

  • Charitable trusts
  • Gift structuring and gift agreements
  • Private foundation set-up and administration
  • Public charity set-up and administration
  • Planning with art and collectibles
  • Integration with business succession
  • Transference of values and value
  • Integration with income tax planning
  • Investment policy statements
  • Integration with for profit and NFP social impact businesses
  • Coordination and team approach with other integral advisors

Our attorneys are proud to serve on the boards of not-for-profit organizations throughout the country.

John R. WiktorChair | Private Client, Trust and Estates Group
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500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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