Charitable giving is the lifeblood of the nonprofit world. Proper structure and implementation of charitable giving programs are necessary to keep institutions moving forward.
Our team counsels extensively on the solicitation of charitable gifts and bequests, donor tax, property, securities and trust and estate law implications of gifts. Our long-standing and varied experience dealing with endowment and other restricted gift issues gives us a unique perspective on structuring restrictions and using and investing donated funds.
With major gifts and planned giving comes opportunity.
We establish and aid in the legal administration of pooled income funds, charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts, supporting foundations and trusts, charitable gift annuity programs and a number of diverse restricted and unrestricted gifts.
We give sound advice and a useful perspective and strive to accomplish the long-term objectives of our clients to bring success in the future, whether it’s navigating the laws governing investment, advising donors on the structure of charitable donations or establishing a charitable remainder trust.
Nonprofit & Government Times | June 29, 2018
Washington DC corporate partner Michael Cooney wrote this contributed article on donor-advised funds, a type of low-paperwork charitable trust, and how their use will change in light of new guidance and proposed regulations.
Hearst Television | December 31, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this news segment about how the new tax plan may affect charitable giving.
Rochester Business Journal | January 19, 2017
This article about charitable giving features Washington DC nonprofit/higher education partner Mike Cooney discussing the personal drivers behind choosing a charity.
Rochester Business Journal | October 16, 2016
Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney authored this column about privacy issues surrounding charitable donors in New York.
NP Trusts & Estates Blog | 07.03.19
NP Trusts & Estates Blog | 06.04.19
Nonprofit Alert | 04.02.19
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