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Nonprofit Organizations & Religious Institutions

Placing a focus on purpose.

More than 100 attorneys firmwide regularly counsel tax-exempt clients that range from global entities to local 501(c)(3) organizations, as well as the individuals and entities that interact with them. Our team of nonprofit attorneys tailors creative legal strategies that fit each group’s unique business needs while advancing its mission.

Our law firm's team of nonprofit attorneys handles issues common to tax-exempt organizations, such as formation, compliance, private benefit or inurement, conflicts of interest, sanctions, penalties, loss of tax-exempt status, tax management, outsourcing, joint ventures, financing, real estate transactions, employment and labor issues, litigation and general commercial transactions. Our attorneys for nonprofit organizations also advise individuals and businesses on the use of private foundations, split interest trusts and other charitable giving techniques designed to maximize tax incentives.

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Harris Park Midtown Sports & Activity Center

Our team helped bring a sports-themed development project in Kansas City's urban core to fruition.

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Black Leaders Advancing Quality Urban Education (BLAQUE)

We assisted in the formation of a new not-for-profit dedicated to improving the academic, economic, social, emotional and life outcomes of African-American children in public schools.

White Papers | April 2021
Ten Tips for Keeping Your Faith Community Out of Legal Trouble

Guidance for churches, dioceses, synagogues, mosques, and other faith communities to avoid exposure to common legal liabilities.

Articles | March 25, 2021
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Creatives have been hit hard by COVID, but there are ways to help

"Every industry has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and it is up to those who are able to now help the people most impacted in our communities."

Alerts | February 24, 2021
SBA Now Accepting PPP Applications from Businesses with Fewer Than 20 Employees

Biden Administration to Prioritize Minority-Owned Enterprises and Those in Low-Income Areas

Blog | April 13, 2020
Coronavirus and Nonprofits
Media Mentions | April 19, 2022
Ingram's: 40 Under Forty Class of 2022
Media Mentions | August 02, 2021
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2021
Media Mentions | July 28, 2020
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2020
News Releases | July 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Ault and Mullineaux Receive 2019 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Awards

The Missouri Bar presents its Pro Bono Publico Awards annually to attorneys who have rendered outstanding pro bono service to indigent or low-income persons in need of legal assistance.

Testimonials The Most Rev. Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee

“Working with this team provided the Archdiocese of Milwaukee the confidence it needed in making difficult legal decisions under a challenging set of circumstances. Their patient and systematic approach helped us to reach our goals, and their leadership style upheld the values we hold forth as a religious institution.”

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Testimonials The Rev. Nate Berneking, Director of Finance & Administration, Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

“The Husch Blackwell team has provided several of our local churches with practical, easy-to-understand advice in situations ranging from simple real estate issues to extremely complex forms of alternative philanthropy and generosity. They truly understand how to work with nonprofits and churches.”

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Testimonials Roger Ross, Director of Congregational Excellence, Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Kelli was an indispensable part of getting our pastor and his family from Cuba to the United States. Her careful and persistent work was exactly what they needed. The pastor, his family, our new congregants and I are deeply grateful.”

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Dr. Hills' vision was to improve educational outcomes for African-American children in public schools.

Read how Husch Blackwell turned her vision into reality

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