Areas of expertise

Non-Profit Services

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP offers cost-effective and comprehensive solutions for non-profit organizations, public charities and private foundations. Our firm takes a multidisciplinary team approach from a variety of CPM attorneys and integrates strong business and tax planning with employment law, real estate, dispute resolution and administrative law.

Does your organization qualify as a non-profit?

Our application process starts with a review of applicable tax-exempt purpose laws, rules and guidelines to provide a reasonable prediction as to whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will likely grant a determination letter. Contact our attorneys today, and see if your organization meets the qualifications.

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Non-Profit Organization

Tax-exempt organizations are, at their core, business operations – whether they focus on education, religion, support, vocation, arts, culture or human service. CPM lawyers are skilled at reviewing and recommending policies and procedures for the challenges faced by non-profit and tax-exempt entities. 

Charitable Giving

Our Family Wealth & Estate Planning Practice Group offers extensive experience to individuals seeking to implement planned giving arrangements and other types of charitable gifts for the benefit of non-profits and charitable organizations. We assist client organizations in establishing pledge and endowment funds that comply with governmental rules and regulations that apply specifically to charitable organizations.

Some of the charitable tools we use to help advise clients include:

  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Private foundations
  • Qualified charitable distributions
  • Bequests in wills and trusts

Read more about how our Family Wealth & Estate Planning attorneys can help you.

Affordable Housing and Tax Credits

We have assisted non-profit developers in all aspects of development and financing of affordable housing projects, from assistance in applying for and obtaining tax credits from applicable governmental authorities – to financing the development and operation of the completed projects through private and public lenders and institutional investors. We also regularly represent management companies and owners before state housing finance agencies in connection with ongoing operational requirements and audits imposed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Read more about Affordable Housing and Tax Credits.

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