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Clear counsel on complex issues

Dunn Carney LLP advises tax exempt organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), citizens’ groups, associations, public charities and private foundations as they navigate both every-day operational matters and complex legal issues. We also assist new organizations in forming and receiving recognition of tax-exempt status.

Our Nonprofit Expertise


  • Business transactions
  • Contract issues and regulatory/governance constraints related to federal and state government contract work
  • Corporate matters, including governance, member/shareholder relations, meetings
  • Entity formation including creation and amendment of corporate bylaws or articles of incorporation
  • Mergers and spinoffs


  • Audits
  • Fundraising and charitable registrations
  • Incorporation and IRS recognition of 501(c)(3)-(c)(6) status
  • Income and property tax exemptions, reductions and avoidance
  • Negotiation with federal and state taxing authorities

Estate Planning and Administration

  • Charitable giving and registrations


  • Contract disputes
  • Employment issues involving discrimination, wage and hour violations
  • Insurance coverage
  • Real estate disputes

Real Estate

  • Construction, contracts, leasing, landlord/tenant agreements, financing, tax, low-income housing, land use and environmental concerns, public works, creation/operation of condominium and homeowner associations

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