NON PROFIT COUNSEL
WCS has earned a reputation throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia for its dedication in representing nonprofit organizations, particularly religious, healthcare and educational organizations. We offer a special sensitivity to the nature of nonprofit activities and a commitment to provide legal services of the highest quality on a cost-efficient basis.
WCS attorneys are thoroughly involved in the nonprofit community, serving as legal counsel and as volunteer board members and fundraisers. We also write and speak regularly on a variety of topics to both nonprofit groups and professional organizations. While the missions and budgets of our clients vary, the legal principles affecting their governance and operations are often the same. Our firm’s philosophy is to provide our clients with the maximum flexibility in making policy decisions.
We counsel regularly on corporate, tax, tax-exempt finance and planned giving, and other charitable giving law.
To assure that our nonprofit clients reap all the benefits of being served by a full-service law firm, we use a dedicated team comprised of more than a dozen experienced attorneys from several of our other practice groups: corporate, transactional, construction, insurance, health care, estates and trusts, labor and employment law, government contracting, real estate, land use, and of course, general litigation.
We call on them regularly for assistance in areas such as:
- Tax-exempt bonds;
- Unrelated trade or business issues;
- Planned charitable giving;
- Solicitation and disclosure of permitted deductibility of charitable contributions;
- Conflict of interest issues applicable to the Board of Directors;
- Labor negotiations and personnel policies; and
- Corporate sponsorship and naming projects.
We have advised on issues of accreditation, labor relations and union issues, construction and tax exempt financing, environmental issues, student and faculty policies, faculty tenure, student rights and student discipline issues, classification and placement issues, high technology contracts, and student scholarship and employee educational loan policies.
We are proud to say that numerous attorneys are currently serving and have served as board members or officers of community organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia.