As exempt organizations are becoming an increasingly powerful force in the national economy, their programs and operations are becoming far more complex. With assets measured in the trillions of dollars, this area includes charities, churches, schools, health care organizations, foundations, and social welfare organizations, as well as professional and trade associations. We understand the sophisticated business operations and financial management required to run a successful exempt organization. As pressure to find creative sources of revenue mounts and business transactions with for-profit organizations on the rise, the complexity of your tax issues continues to increase.
To operate successfully in this environment, an exempt organization needs a team of lawyers who understand exempt organizations as a whole and can offer strategic advice on the array of tax, business, cultural, and political issues that are distinct to them. Alston & Bird fulfills that need. We understand the special needs and interests of exempt organizations involved in business transactions, and we see our role as that of collaborative problem solver—not just risk assessor. Ours is a “can do” approach: we find ways to make transactions work and to enable our clients to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.