The demand for donations has never been greater for educational institutions.
At the same time, the laws governing the management and solicitation of charitable assets have become more complex. Institutions need the right partner to help create clear structures to support their fundraising, integrating the development, donor relations, investment and fund management functions.
Our team guides higher education clients through the evolving landscape not only with insight, but also with customized solutions.
We have seen every gifting situation and asset class for our clients—from the adoption of gift acceptance policies to campaign development, coordination of the development function, and the various tax, property, securities, trust and estate law implications of their gifts.
Our team provided legislative language adopted as the new Uniform Prudent Management of Restricted Funds Act in one state and we were one of the first law firms to address the intricacies of restricted fund management. We also work with investment committees on meeting their fiduciary duties while maximizing expected returns.
As a result, our attorneys are known in the industry for their knowledge of current market terms, conditions, trends and challenges.
The Art Newspaper | May 11, 2017
This article discusses the most pressing legal questions facing museums. Washington DC M&A and corporate transaction partner Mike Cooney is quoted on the possible legislation by Congress to limit income tax deductions for charitable donations.
Rochester Business Journal | January 20, 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 17, 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.
03.16.17 | New York, NY
01.25.17 | Rochester, NY