Bleakley Platt has an extensive tradition of representing not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations in New York State, including hospitals and other health care facilities, religious institutions, cemeteries, schools, charities, private foundations, homeowner associations and housing corporations.
We regularly serve as outside general counsel on behalf of many not-for-profit organizations and have experience with a wide range of matters, including:
- Formation of not-for-profit corporations and filing with the IRS, the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau and other state agencies for 501(c)(3) tax exemption status
- Corporate governance and compliance with state not-for-profit statutes, including New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, as amended by the Nonprofit Revitalization Act
- Charitable giving, including planned giving and trusts
- Real estate, including land use, environmental and zoning
- General corporate
- Labor and employment
Bleakley Platt has a deep commitment to community service, and many of our attorneys hold leadership positions with not-for-profit organizations, contributing their time and talents by serving on boards and committees in organizations throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley.
Our firm is committed to our clients’ success and believes that in some instances, an alternative fee arrangement may be preferable to a traditional hourly fee structure. Such arrangements require approval by the Firm’s management. To learn more about the Firm’s policy regarding alternative fee arrangements, click here to send an email or call to speak to a partner.