K&L Gates has a well-established and extensive practice serving nonprofit and charitable clients. Our experience, coupled with our passion for and commitment to the nonprofit community, allows us to bring unique value to our representation of tax-exempt organizations.

Our lawyers in the United States of America and the United Kingdom advise private foundations, community foundations, public charities, supporting organizations, donor-advised funds, private operating foundations, health care providers, universities, private schools, religious organizations, trade associations, and other tax-exempt organizations on issues arising in all phases of a tax-exempt organization’s life cycle.

In the U.K., our lawyers liaise with the Charity Commission on behalf of charities on specific issues, such as registering with the Charity Commission, charitable status, constitutional structure, and on more general regulatory and compliance matters. We also deal with the issues that specifically arise in relation to Royal Charter bodies.

All of our lawyers draw on experience from across the firm such as tax, intellectual property, employment, e-commerce, environment, property, and construction to offer charities and other nonprofit organizations advice on all aspects of their work.