Hemenway & Barnes LLP is seeking a junior to midlevel attorney to join our growing Nonprofit Practice Group. We represent tax-exempt organizations in New England and around the country, including higher education institutions, museums, health care organizations, community foundations, private foundations, and many other nonprofits, on a wide range of matters related to charitable giving and planned gifts; tax compliance for private foundations, charitable trusts, donor-advised fund sponsors, public charities, social welfare organizations, political organizations, labor unions, business leagues, and tax-exempt clubs; nonprofit formation, affiliations and mergers, and dissolutions; governance review and training; contract review; and representation before the Internal Revenue Service, state regulatory agencies, and the courts. Together with our Philanthropic Services Group and our affiliated New Hampshire trust company, Hemenway Trust Company LLC, we also administer numerous private foundations and help them realize their charitable purposes.
Lawyers with an interest in representing nonprofits tend to come from a variety of legal backgrounds, including estate planning, corporate, and tax practices. You may work in a practice area where your primary job is representing individuals or for profit companies, but you have done some work with nonprofits. Alternatively, experience with work in-house for a nonprofit and would like to broaden the scope of clients you represent.
Our Nonprofit Practice Group works in conjunction with our other core practice groups (Private Client, Litigation, Business Law, and Real Estate), but focuses specifically on the legal needs of nonprofit organizations. We are looking for someone with a J.D. degree, licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, and with relevant experience in charitable giving, tax-exempt/ nonprofit organization law, nonprofit governance and board service, and/ or corporate law, who wants to focus their practice primarily on representation of nonprofits. We are particularly interested in candidates who have, or are willing to develop, expertise in tax matters related to nonprofit organizations.
Our attorneys are committed to the practice of law at the highest standards of quality, professionalism and collegiality in a climate that allows for personal and professional growth and community involvement. For further insight into our Nonprofit Practice Group please visit our website at hembar.com.
If you possess the skills and credentials we are looking for, please submit your resume and cover letter, in strict confidence, for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.