Our Work in Nonprofit Organizations

Our business law and tax expertise enables us to successfully represent nonprofit organizations in a broad spectrum of matters. We work with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including charities, foundations, fraternal orders, industry/business groups, and public institutions.  Our nonprofit experience includes entity formation, application for and maintenance of tax exempt status, fundraising and charitable gift planning, fund management, and inter-organization transactions.  We also provide general business law representation to nonprofits, leveraging our depth of experience in corporate/fiduciary law, employment law, contracts, finance, real estate, and when necessary, litigation. Many of our attorneys serve as board or committee members for local and regional nonprofit organizations.  We are experienced in the practical side of nonprofit governance and finance, and we appreciate the perspective of key fiduciaries such as board members/trustees, fund managers, and committee members. Gleaves Swearingen attorneys currently serve as volunteer board or committee members for the following organizations:

  • Birth to Three
  • CASA
  • Eugene-Springfield Tax Association
  • Eugene Estate Planning Council
  • Forests Forever
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Oregon Community Foundation Regional Giving Council
  • Oregon State Bar Association

Our Nonprofit Organizations Specialists