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Errol Copilevitz is the founding partner. His national practice focuses on tax-exempt organizations, charitable fundraising and First Amendment issues. He has twice represented his clients before the United States Supreme Court in Riley v. Nat’l. Fed’n. of the Blind, 487 U.S. 781 (1988) and Illinois ex rel. Madigan v. Telemarketing Assocs., 538 U.S. 600 (2003), both times securing important rights for all charities and fundraising organizations. He provides general counsel for many charitable organizations and represents clients as diverse as the Wounded Warrior Project, the National Children’s Cancer Society and Mail America Communications.
Errol has been involved with legislative matters on both state and federal levels. He testified before the Wisconsin legislature and actively participated through consultation in drafting charitable solicitation laws in the states of Arkansas, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. He also pioneered the provision of charitable registration services to the nonprofit community. Copilevitz, Lam & Raney provides this service to more than 300 national charitable organizations and is the leading provider of this service in the United States.
In the spring of 2012, Errol was recognized in “The Best & The Brightest” review in The NonProfit Times. Along with other distinguished individuals in the charitable industry, including Bill Gates and U2’s Bono, Copilevitz is listed among the top 25 most influential persons in the charitable sector in the past 25 years. He has received numerous other awards including Philanthropy Monthly Magazine’s 1998 Man of the Year, The NonProfit Times 2003 Power & Influence Top 50 and U.S. News & World Report 2014 Kansas City First Amendment Lawyer of the Year. For more than two decades, Errol has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has enjoyed the highest possible rating in Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past president of the First Amendment Lawyers Association.
Errol is the author of numerous articles in trade and educational magazines. He has represented the nonprofit industry with interviews on national television shows and has been quoted in such major publications as Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. Errol and his practice have also been profiled in major newspapers: The Kansas City Star, The Denver Post, Orlando Sentinel and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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