Bryan Cave Charity Law

Charity Law

Charitable Planning

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Our attorneys are highly experienced in structuring gifts to charitable organizations, which can significantly increase the effectiveness of both the contribution and the organization. We are very familiar with:

  • Charitable gifts, contributions, and deductibility;
  • Endowments: creation, use, and management and control of funds, creditor
    protection and restrictions on use;
  • Donor gift instruments including restricted and outright gifts, donor advised
    funds, and board designated funds;
  • Planned giving arrangements, bargain sales, charitable lead and remainder
    trust gifts, gifts of appreciated property and other types of charitable gifts;
  • Legal aspects of benefit events and other fund raising activities;
  • Advice to tax-exempt organizations with respect to federal and state
    fundraising and solicitation registration, reporting, and other regulation
    requirements;
  • Use of life insurance to support charity, including issues related to
    charitable split-dollar arrangements, application of Section 170(f)(10),
    insurable interest laws, and other special issues that impact a charity’s
    ownership or interest in life insurance.
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