The Bryan Cave Nonprofits Team delivers the service and legal experience you need to make a difference as a nonprofit organization. We draw upon specialized experience throughout the firm to provide you with legal services customized to serve your mission.

Our Experience

  • The combined experience of Bryan Cave lawyers includes:
  • Federal, state and local tax exemptions and planning, including unrelated business income and debt-financed income issues
  • Corporate formations, governance and reorganizations, including formation and operation of for-profit subsidiaries
  • Employment law and employee benefits
  • Volunteer liability
  • Partnerships, joint ventures, commercial co-ventures and strategic alliances
  • Sponsorship and licensing agreements
  • Trademarks, copyrights and patents
  • Finance transactions, including tax-exempt bond and tax credit transactions
  • Data protection, transfer and privacy strategies
  • Real estate acquisitions and environmental compliance
  • International operations, transactions and registrations
  • Publishing activities
  • Charitable solicitation compliance
  • Planned giving
  • First Amendment and religious accommodations
  • Restructuring and bankruptcy
  • Litigation/dispute resolution
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Antitrust counseling
  • Title IX and athlete eligibility matters
  • Anti-doping policies and litigation matters

Our Clients

Our clients include social service organizations, cultural institutions, educational institutions, churches and religious organizations, corporate and family foundations, sports organizations, healthcare providers, medical research organizations, and trade and industry associations.

  • ABWE Ministries
  • American Soybean Association
  • Anheuser Busch Foundation
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Columbia University
  • Compassion International
  • Emerson Charitable Trust
  • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Howard University
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • New York University
  • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Inc.
  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • The Navigators
  • United States Anti-Doping Agency
  • United States Swimming, Inc.
  • University of Colorado
  • USA Volleyball
  • Washington University
  • Wheaton College
  • World Vision
  • X Prize Foundation
  • YMCA of the Rockies
  • Young Life

Our Involvement

Attorneys on our Nonprofits Team are also active as board members, speakers, writers, members and advisory board members of organizations that promote the tax exempt community. These include:

  • Exempt Organizations Committee, Taxation Section of the American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Section
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Christian Leadership Alliance
  • State and local bar associations
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
  • Missio Nexus
  • National Business Institute
  • United Way
  • Taxation of Exempts, published by Warren, Gorham and Lamont