Corporate Representation and Governance

Our clients benefit from our extensive experience with the formation and dissolution of tax-exempt organizations. Throughout the years, many well known national and regional institutions as well as family entities have retained Hemenway & Barnes to serve as general counsel and special counsel. These institutions have also sought our counsel on board governance, board training and strategic planning.

Private foundations rely on Hemenway & Barnes to assist with various aspects of foundation management and practice incuding...

  • Grantmaking
  • Tax reporting
  • Investment management including program - related investments
  • Grant monitoring
  • Trustee education and communication

Our nonprofit expertise also includes contract work and issues such as unrelated business income, private inurement, private benefit, self-dealing, conflicts of interest and joint ventures.

Representative Experience

  • An operating charity engaged us to structure sponsorship arrangements and partnerships with for-profit companies enabling the charity to raise millions of dollars in new revenue without jeopardizing its tax-exempt status.
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