Nonprofits & Charities

A full-service firm, Copilevitz, Lam & Raney can take you from beginning to end, in the creation and operation of a nonprofit organization.

From initial nonprofit incorporation, to regular review of your expenditures to safeguard your exempt status, to a full range of legal services supporting fundraising activities, we have far more to offer than just a registration service.

Our attorneys are nationally recognized for their work in charitable fundraising and nonprofit regulatory compliance. Whether your organization is large or small, we're proud to be a committed and engaged partner with the nonprofit community.

Registering the Nonprofit for Fundraising

Our specialized state fundraising registration services offer efficient, cost-effective, complete and up-to-date filings at potential cost savings by doing it in-house or by using general counsel or your CPA.

Today we perform state registration, regulatory compliance and legal support services for more than 250 nonprofit organizations, professional fundraisers, fundraising consultants and commercial co-venturers across the U.S. In fact, we’re now the nation’s single largest provider of state charitable fundraising registration services.

Charitable Fundraising Regulations

We understand the overwhelming regulatory burden that’s placed on nonprofits, professional fundraisers and telemarketers involved with charitable solicitation. You need specific, customized solutions, whether you are fundraising on your own, or working with commercial co-venturers or professional fundraisers.

Copilevitz, Lam & Raney specializes in legal counsel and practical services to help clients successfully manage an array of unique nonprofit challenges.

Counsel & Ongoing Compliance

Because of our broad-based expertise, we can deliver any and all necessary legal services a not-for-profit organization or charitable corporation would need to comply with the many state and federal laws that affect their activities.

That means advising you on corporate governance, maintenance of your nonprofit status and internal and external operations. And providing general counsel, contract and related services to support your charitable fundraising activities. We’re prepared to take on just about any legal issue that may arise for a nonprofit.

Forming and Operating the Nonprofit

We can guide you through the process of creating a tax exempt organization and protecting its status. We have extensive experience in questions involving UBIT, royalties, private benefit and more.