Nonprofit & Philanthropic

FMJ’s Nonprofit & Philanthropic group is passionate about assisting nonprofit organizations in carrying out their meaningful missions and has extensive experience in representing these organizations in a multitude of ways.

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Passionate Advocates. Extensive Experience.

Law governing the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors is often highly complex and voluminous. In turn, each philanthropy or nonprofit organization has its own unique needs when promoting its values. FMJ’s Nonprofit & Philanthropic group has provided trusted legal counsel to these types of organizations in various areas, including general corporate and business matters, mergers & acquisitions, planned giving programs, and employment matters.

FMJ has first-hand knowledge of the intricacies of the nonprofit sector as many of our attorneys are currently serving on boards of various local and national organizations. This knowledge is coupled with our extensive experience of assisting organizations with formation, public charity rules and regulations, private foundation rules and regulations, employment issues unique to nonprofits, merger, acquisition, and affiliation, contract drafting and review, creation of subsidiaries and affiliates, formation and administration of scholarship and grant programs, regulatory compliance, internal investigations, governance policies and procedures, IRS, Department of Labor, and other governmental audits, and dissolution.

In addition, our attorneys are attuned to the unique needs of each local, national, and international organization we represent. Such representative clients include:

  • American Heart Association – National Planned Giving
  • Animal Sanctuary Foundation
  • Committee Against Domestic Abuse
  • Degree of Honor Foundation
  • Degree of Honor Protective Association
  • ECLOF USA
  • Hope Chest for Breast Cancer
  • Hutchinson Health
  • NET Ministries
  • Sons of Norway
  • Sons of Norway Foundation
  • St. Olaf Residence
  • St. Olaf Seminary

FMJ attorneys are passionate about assisting philanthropies and nonprofit organizations in carrying out their meaningful missions, paired with their extensive experience in an array of areas, makes the firm an ideal fit to help nonprofit and philanthropic organizations face the many nuances of nonprofit law.