Lawyers Serving Not-for-Profit Organizations

At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP (CPS&S), we offer extensive understanding of the unique legal needs and practical business concerns of nonprofit organizations. Our valued, long-standing clients include religious and secular not-for-profit entities engaged in various benevolent and productive activities.

Tax Guidance, Negotiations, Litigation, Dispute Resolution and More

Our New York City lawyers assist not-for-profit organizations in many capacities, fully recognizing that the complexity and importance of issues that arise match or exceed those of corporations. Our proven strengths and capabilities in this area include:

  • Assessments, guidance and action for obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and protecting that status on an ongoing basis — as well as all aspects of filings for tax-exempt status under other sections of the federal tax code applicable to social service and trade organizations
  • Comprehensive insight into interactions and transactions with corporations, benefactors and contributors — along with deep experience in complex litigation and a practical approach to alternative dispute resolution methods available to avoid costly entanglements
  • Experience resolving complex disputes and controversies over who runs a religious congregation or has decision-making authority within another type of nonprofit
  • Tax planning and estate planning, and administration knowledge essential for people involved in the formation of private foundations, charities and trusts

CPS&S is a socially oriented and community-conscious law firm with deep experience and knowledge relevant to business transactions, operations and capital fundraising. Our clients, profit-focused and mission-focused alike, benefit from dedicated personal attention and our commitment to providing cost-effective legal services enabling them to focus on their core objectives.

Consult New York Attorneys Protecting Nonprofit Interests and Success

To request an exploratory consultation focused on the immediate, ongoing or future needs of your nonprofit organization, we encourage you to contact us toll free at 866-716-3813 or via e-mail inquiry. We will welcome the opportunity to learn about the cause and challenges you face as a church, trade association, charity, school, research group or other type of organization, and to assess what we may be able to accomplish for you.