Tarter Krinsky & Drogin serves as general counsel to many colleges, foundations, supporting organizations, religious institutions, charities and related entities. Our clients include: higher education foundations; independent, nationally recognized colleges and universities; and private preparatory and post-secondary institutions. Our legal team provides support for day-to-day management and operational issues as well as litigation, regulatory matters and organizational changes.
TKD professionals are experienced in serving the special needs of charitable organizations and can assist management through numerous operational matters, including conflicts of interest, procedures and regulatory compliance.
TKD attorneys assist clients in understanding the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service code for tax-exempt status. Our attorneys advise on federal tax issues such as filing for 501(c)(3) status and identifying what constitutes unrelated business income, state pecuniary benefit rules and reporting, and the special rules pertaining to local real estate tax exemption for not-for-profits. TKD has working relationships with state agencies that deal with not-for-profit institutions.
Our attorneys have successfully represented not-for-profit clients before federal and state courts on various employment law issues. Tax-exempt organizations are subject to unique compensation and benefits rules, and we help clients navigate this legal environment.
The firm has successfully represented clients before state and federal agencies such as the New York State Division of Human Rights, U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We also defend local and regional religious entities against tort liability claims.