Let's do the good work.

The Firm works with mission driven organizations, providing counsel and representation in the matters unique to exempt entities.

A Focus on Culture and Arts

The Firm works extensively in culture and arts. It provides counsel on issues unique to the sector, including to clients working in:

  • Performing Arts
  • Public Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Cultural Preservation/Disaster Relief

Practical Experience

The Firm draws on founder Josh Nathan’s experience as general counsel and corporate secretary to a major New York cultural institution, his prior work as a cause marketing strategist, and his own board service including as an audit committee chair and a board president.

Legal services for nonprofits and exempt entities include:

Formation and Tax Exemption

  • Corporate Formation
  • Federal Tax Exemption
  • State Registration
  • Supporting Organizations/Friends of.../Coordination with NGOs

Governance and Boards

  • Bylaws
  • Committee Charters
  • Policies
  • Board Structure and Committees
  • Board Engagement


  • Donations and Gifts
  • Grants
  • Sponsorship and Marketing Deals
  • Charitable Solicitation and Registration
  • Retaining Professional Fundraisers

Compliance and Protecting Tax Exempt Status

  • Protecting Tax Exempt Status
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Executive Compensation
  • Charity Watchdog Organizations

Outside General Counsel

  • Commercial Agreements
  • Labor, Employment, Contractors, Interns and Volunteers
  • Internal Investigations
  • Insurance and Risk Counsel
  • Intellectual Property and Media
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Changes of Control

  • Reorganizations
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Dissolutions