Tax-Exempt Organizations

Latham’s Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice lawyers counsel nonprofit and tax-exempt clients on a range of tax issues and provide practical advice on a variety of operating and general business issues.

Why Latham

The lawyers in Latham’s Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice have years of experience representing nonprofit and charitable organizations, their financing partners — including investment banks, commercial banks and private equity funds — and philanthropists. The firm has particular expertise in working with tax-exempt universities and other educational institutions, scientific research and healthcare organizations, museums, Native American tribes and the organizers of nonprofit sporting events.

Comprehensive Expertise

Tax-exempt clients come to Latham for assistance with

  • Investment and deployment of endowments
  • Operating and general business issues relevant to the tax-exempt community
  • Tax-exempt financing and fundraising 
  • Unrelated business income taxation
  • US federal and state tax exemption

The firm represents charities and donors in structuring and documenting sophisticated charitable giving arrangements and tax compliance aspects of complex investments and financial transactions. The group represents clients in audits by the US Internal Revenue Service, state and local tax authorities, and US and State Attorneys General. Latham’s Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice also frequently assists clients in the formation of new tax-exempt entities, including private foundations and publicly supported charities.

Awards & Rankings

  • Three Latham & Watkins Partners Named “Top Women Lawyers” in California - May 10, 2011
  • Asian-Counsel Names Latham & Watkins UAE “Firm of the Year” in Restructuring & Insolvency, Life Sciences and Tax - September 12, 2010
  • Latham & Watkins' Global Tax Practice Receives Top Tier Rankings in International Tax Review's World Tax 2010 Guide - October 13, 2009
  • Los Angeles Tax Practice Named "Tax Firm of the Year" - September 30, 2009
The lawyers in Latham’s Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice have years of experience representing nonprofit and charitable organizations, their financing partners — including investment banks, commercial banks and private equity funds — and philanthropists.

News

Prominent Wall Street Tax Lawyer Joins Latham & Watkins in New YorkTwo Tax Litigators Join Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C.Iberian Lawyer Names Spanish Tax Partner to its “40 under Forty" List

Thought Leadership

IRS Exempts Some Hospitals from Form 990 Reporting RequirementsWith budget approved, gutting of redevelopment agencies beginsAn Investment Window for Qualified Small Business Stock

Webcasts & Podcasts

Internal Revenue Service: Successfully Navigating the IRS Audit for Large Business and International Taxpayers