Portland Office

(503) 345-0652 Office
(503) 488 5972 Fax


1500 S.W. 1st Ave., Suite 800
Portland, Oregon 97201

Charitable Organizations

"And now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity" (I Corinthians 13:13).

For over 25 years, the Firm has advised charitable organizations, their professional staff, boards of directors and donors on all aspects of charitable giving and operations.

Philosophically, the Firm believes "it is a gift to be simple" and strives for the virtues of a simple solution with the rare exception where complexity serves an essential purpose.


  • Starting a nonprofit organization
  • Articles & bylaws
  • Federal and state charitable tax exemptions
  • Nonprofit corporate governance
  • Charitable solicitation activities & registration requirements
  • Advocacy & lobbying
  • Nonprofit risk management
  • Earned income strategies & unrelated business income taxes.
  • Organizational structuring (affiliates, subsidiaries)
  • Mergers & acquisitions