Coppersmith Brockelman and our attorneys have a proud history of working with nonprofits and charitable organizations, as lawyers, board members, and volunteers. We believe working with nonprofits represents our highest calling as lawyers and as people.
We understand the sector and work with exempt organizations in organizational and transactional matters, including formation, organization, governance, compliance, and operations. We put our attorneys’ expertise – from work as general counsel inside one of Arizona’s largest nonprofit organizations to experiences serving as board chair of one of the nation’s largest nonprofit behavioral health providers – to work for our clients. Our lawyers often present at conferences of exempt organizations and speak to other lawyers on nonprofit law and IRS compliance at continuing legal education seminars. Sam Coppersmith was named as one of five nonprofit law experts in the 2020 edition of Arizona Business Leaders.
Our work often begins with helping to form entities, in both Arizona and other states, and shepherding them through IRS recognition of exempt status and ongoing compliance and governance. Additionally, our work extends to: