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Nonprofit Law

I advise on all aspects of nonprofit law, including:


  • Entity selection, including private foundations

  • Formation of nonprofit corporations (articles and bylaws)

  • Obtaining and maintaining federal and state tax exemption

  • Property tax issues, including exemptions

  • Fundraising laws, including commercial co-ventures

  • Charitable giving

  • Planned Giving (charitable remainder trusts, etc.)

  • Lobbying and political activities

  • Mergers, dissolutions and other changes

  • Employment Law Issues

  • Risk Management

  • IRS and Attorney General Oversight



Estate Planning
Conservation Law

I advise nonprofit entities, landowners and public agencies on all aspects of land conservation law:

  • Purchase and sale of land for conservation purposes

  • Sale or donation of conservation easements

  • Income, estate and property tax consequences of conservation transactions

  • Open space, coastal zone and agricultural zoning

  • Federal conservation programs

  • Title review and clean-up



Real Estate Law

I advise individuals and couples on a broad range of estate planning issues, including:

  • Wills and revocable trusts

  • Tax-sensitive esate planning for large estates

  • Estate tax and generation skipping transfer tax

  • Powers of attorney and health care directives

  • Charitable giving strategies

  • Planning for individuals with special needs

  • Probate and trust administration

  • Reprentation of trustees

  • Employee benefit plans and IRA's

I advise individuals, businesses, nonprofits and governmental units on general real estate issues:

Drafting and review of purchase agreements and options

Title and survey review

Analysis of access issues and encroachments

Drafting and review of leases

Property tax analysis and assessment appeals

Drafting and review of conservation easements

Land use restrictions

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