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NONPROFIT AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Thompson Coburn is committed to assisting communities by meeting the legal needs of nonprofit entities. Whether decoding federal and state tax-exempt laws and regulations, managing charitable contributions, trusts or endowments, or advising boards and staff on their roles and responsibilities, our practice provides a full array of legal services to nonprofits of any size so that they can meet the needs of others.

Nonprofit organizations range from multibillion-dollar health care systems to small, neighborhood organizations. Our roster of international, national and regional nonprofit clients include The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Sisters of Mercy Health System and the National Safety Council. We are also proud to represent cultural and charitable organizations such as the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Zoo, American Heart Association, United Way of Greater St. Louis and MERS/Goodwill Industries.

For some organizations and institutions, we serve as general counsel or primary outside counsel. For others, our work is focused on a specific transaction or operational matter. We draw on the experience of more than 360 lawyers in virtually all major areas of law to provide corporate and litigation services and advice in areas such as public finance, tax, intellectual property, charitable giving, human resources and real estate.

Publications

Supreme Court clarifies definition of ‘church plan’ under ERISA

Grant and cooperative-agreement recipients: Are your procurement standards compliant yet?

USPTO launches new proof of use audit program

Are HR employees ‘investment advisors’ under the DOL’s fiduciary rule?

Why donor advised funds are useful for year-end charitable giving

New Illinois law prohibits non-competition agreements with low-wage employees

IRS releases updated safe harbors for management contracts in tax-exempt bond-financed projects

Blog Posts

Are you subject to MIPS reporting requirements in 2017?

CMS changes the SRDP process effective June 1, 2017

Copyright Office changes procedures for DMCA agent designations

How to combat the risks of impersonation emails, imitative domains

Don’t doubt the data breach: Massive Yahoo hack reminds us it’s not if, but when

What you need to know about the Approximate Retail Value (ARV) in Sweepstakes and Contests

Five things you should know before creating a contest

Is it a game of chance or a game of skill?

FCC’s change to its contest rules not effective for four to six months

FCC modernizes broadcast contest rules to support online disclosure

TCLE

Overtime Law 2016 – Expanded New Rule: What It Means for You

News

St. Louisans: Recycle your eclipse glasses for Astronomers Without Borders

Rhonda Thomas listed in Crain’s Chicago Business among ‘Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago’

Tim Noelker named General Counsel at the Corporation for National & Community Service

Help our D.C. office help those at risk of hunger

Rhonda Thomas to receive the University of Missouri School of Law Citation of Merit Award

Evan Goldfarb named a 2017 Women’s Justice Award winner

A stitch in time: Thompson Coburn secures trademark protection for iconic Cherry Dress

Three Thompson Coburn attorneys tapped for St. Louis Magazine’s 2016 ‘Power List’

Ryan Russell Kemper to head United Way fundraising effort

A merger story: Tom Minogue and Jack Musgrave discuss 20 years as Thompson Coburn

Arcus Awards honor Thompson Coburn as a finalist for ‘Ameren Corporate Citizenship Award’

Download Thompson Coburn's 2016 Congressional Calendar

Closing the food gap in D.C. and L.A.

Racing to support legal services in Chicago

Cleaning up a toxic site for the Boys & Girls Club

Securing access to education for special needs children

Thompson Coburn assists with merger of St. Louis Minority Business Council, Regional Chamber

Thompson Coburn earns corporate counsel recommendations five years running in national report

Aaron Lacey, Chris Murray author paper on regulatory hurdles for competency-based education

Lafayette Preparatory Academy moves to Lafayette Square in St. Louis

Real estate attorney Bill Kuehling joins Thompson Coburn

Tom Minogue named chair of University of Missouri-St. Louis board

Health care attorney John S. Howard joins Thompson Coburn

Chris Murray named to National Law Journal’s '40 under 40'

Congratulations to our 15 St. Louis ‘Lawyers of the Year’

112 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2015 Best Lawyers list

St. Louis Business Journal covers Thompson Coburn’s work on unique Superfund settlement

Christina Randolph joins Thompson Coburn’s health care practice group

Saint Louis Legacy Awards honor Dale Knight, Larry Katzenstein, Covenant Place

University of Missouri refinances $300 million in outstanding bonds

William B. Guerri Chair at LSEM secures access to education for expelled students

Michelle Martin appointed to Missouri State Foster Care and Adoption Board

Chairman Tom Minogue will compete in St. Louis Dancing with the Stars

Tom Minogue accepts pro bono award from LSEM, surprises the crowd

Thompson Coburn named outstanding law firm in Legal Services’ 2013 For the Common Good Awards

EPA, Boys & Girls Club announce $30 million cleanup of Superfund site

Student interns explore legal careers at TC-hosted institute

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis honors Thompson Coburn for pro bono work on Superfund cleanup site

Larry Katzenstein offers charitable organizations guidance on tax fallout of ‘fiscal cliff’ law

Leading philanthropy company names Larry Katzenstein to advisory board

Senator Kit Bond receives honor from Cardinal Glennon for children’s advocacy

102 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2013 Best Lawyers list

Chicago attorneys teach students about business, civics and doughnuts

TC-sponsored Street Law program primes the pipeline for future lawyers

Thompson Coburn successfully challenges school district’s censoring of LGBT websites

Thompson Coburn partner Sherri Strand talks about U.S. Supreme Court win on Lutheran radio

Thompson Coburn part of team that won landmark religious liberty case in U.S. Supreme Court

Partner
Chicago
312 580 2329

Christina serves as legal advisor and trial counsel to companies and individuals in commercial matters, including: - Contract enforcement - Shareholder disputes - Frau...

Christina serves as legal advisor and trial counsel to companies and indivi...

Christina Berish
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6131

Hap represents developers, lenders and businesses in real estate matters and transactions across the country.

Hap represents developers, lenders and businesses in real estate matters an...

Hap Burke
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2232

John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and business matters.

John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and bu...

John Cullerton
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6588

Jackie's practice is focused on representation of individuals and families in the areas of estate planning and charitable giving and representation of nonprofit organizat...

Jackie's practice is focused on representation of individuals and families ...

Jackie Dimmitt
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6198

Evan is co-chair of Thompson Coburn's Health Care practice and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.

Evan is co-chair of Thompson Coburn's Health Care practice and a member of ...

Evan Raskas Goldfarb
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6951

Clients look to Milada, an attorney and a registered nurse, for critical assistance on complex regulatory compliance matters.

Clients look to Milada, an attorney and a registered nurse, for critical as...

Milada Goturi
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6400

Paul focuses his practice on employee benefits law and taxation.

Paul focuses his practice on employee benefits law and taxation.

Paul Griesemer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6485

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety of privately-held businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, and nonprofits.

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety ...

Benjamin Hulsey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6568

During her more than 30 years of legal practice, Lori has been helping clients solve some of the most challenging employee benefit problems.

During her more than 30 years of legal practice, Lori has been helping...

Lori Jones
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6187

Larry is a nationally known authority on estate planning and planned giving.

Larry is a nationally known authority on estate planning and planned giving...

Larry Katzenstein
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6405

Aaron's practice is dedicated entirely to helping institutions of higher education navigate complex legal and regulatory matters.

Aaron's practice is dedicated entirely to helping institutions of higher ed...

Aaron Lacey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6069

Mike focuses his legal practice on public finance, corporate law, business transactions, governmental and nonprofit law.

Mike focuses his legal practice on public finance, corporate law, business ...

Michael Lause
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6070

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic and international), state and local tax matters.

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic an...

Rick Lawton
Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6452

Thad is a familiar name and face in the St.

Thad is a familiar name and face in the St.

Thad Leach
Chairman
St. Louis
314 552 6080

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the Firm through a period of growth and nationwide expansion.

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the Fir...

Tom Minogue
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6178

Steve serves as a trusted advisor to financial institutions engaged in all types of public finance and lending transactions.

Steve serves as a trusted advisor to financial institutions engaged in all ...

Steve Mitchell
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6539

Clients look to Christina for practical solutions to their complex regulatory compliance problems.

Clients look to Christina for practical solutions to their complex regulato...

Christina Randolph
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6199

Sherri is an accomplished trial attorney with experience in a wide variety of civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Sherri is an accomplished trial attorney with experience in a wide variety ...

Sherri Strand
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2202

Rhonda is a finance attorney who leads complex, large-scale projects for public- and private-sector clients across the country.

Rhonda is a finance attorney who leads complex, large-scale projects for pu...

Rhonda Thomas
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6457

Ali is experienced in various types of tax-exempt and taxable financings as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, issuer's counsel, disclosure counsel and bank counsel.

Ali is experienced in various types of tax-exempt and taxable financings as...

Ali Tilghman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6273

As an experienced litigator in Missouri courts and beyond, Maria has achieved significant results for clients in the banking litigation and fiduciary litigation arenas.

As an experienced litigator in Missouri courts and beyond, Maria has achiev...

Maria Zschoche