Not-For-Profit Organizations & Trade Associations

Sirote & Permutt is proud to be a partner of many of Alabama’s nonprofits and trade associations. Our attorneys understand that tax exemption for your organization comes ensnared with a complicated regulatory scheme. With fundraising, trusts, board liabilities and even your name itself facing legal vulnerabilities, your organization requires the insights and protection of legal counsel.

Whether you are considering forming a nonprofit or are an established organization, Sirote brings you decades of experience and understanding in all the life stages of a nonprofit or association.

Sirote attorneys work with all manner of nonprofits and trade associations, including private foundations, public charities, charitable trusts, hospitals, public and private schools, museums and other entities that further the arts or social issues, business leagues, social welfare organizations, title holding companies and social clubs.

We can counsel you on a wide array of legal matters, including:

  • Antirust law
  • Charitable solicitation registration
  • Compensation issues
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Contracts
  • Duties of directors
  • Employment and labor law issues
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Real estate issues
  • Unfair competition
  • Internet law
  • Anti-spam laws such as the CAN SPAM Act
  • Telephone solicitation laws
  • “Junk fax” laws
  • Privacy issues
  • Federal Volunteer Protection Act
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax exempt status
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

Sirote advises nonprofit clients (as well as estate planning clients and potential donors) about opportunities for charitable giving, including charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, private foundations, supporting organizations and directed giving through community foundations. The firm’s experience in the area of individual tax and estate planning provides a significant complement to the representation of our nonprofit clients.

Additionally, Sirote is a friend to nonprofits and charities through our Sirote Supports initiative, showcasing deserving charities and how you can become involved. Sirote Supports provides support to programs that strengthen the community and positively impact the areas of health, education and the arts. Visit