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Foster Pepper PLLC

Foster Pepper PLLC

Our attorneys take great pride in helping our nonprofit clients by providing sound and cost-effective legal representation in virtually all areas of tax-exempt and charitable giving law. We have a rich history of serving nonprofit entities and our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to helping clients achieve their charitable, philanthropic, business and legal objectives.

1111 3rd Ave Ste 3000
Seattle, WA 98101-3296

Contact

Joanna Plichta Boisen
Direct line: (206) 447-5144
Fax: (206) 749-2168

Expertise

Legal/Compliance

  • Legal services

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Starting a nonprofit

About Foster Pepper PLLC

Washington state is home to some of the most respected and influential nonprofit organizations in the country. These organizations operate in a highly regulated industry and consistently face pressure to maintain transparency, sustain an effective organization, and serve the organization's founding mission. Foster Pepper has a long history of working with nonprofit clients who look to our attorneys to provide sound legal representation in virtually all areas of tax-exempt and charitable giving law. Our attorneys understand the challenges tax-exempt organizations encounter with funding constraints and regulatory issues and we are sensitive to our client's needs. We take great pride in helping our clients achieve their charitable and philanthropic goals.

We are experienced in representing clients across multiple practice disciplines, including:

• Nonprofit Formation
• Drafting articles of incorporation/bylaws
• Guidance on operational/policy issues
• Counseling on governance matters, officer/director liability, membership issues, best practices
• Drafting codes of conduct and enforcement policies
• Advice regarding compliance with IRS requirements
• Counseling on employee issues
• Contract review/negotiation
• Litigation

Our attorneys provide counsel to a broad range of organizations, including:

• Business and trade associations
• Community development and relief organizations
• Educational institutions (all levels)
• Health care institutions and organizations
• Museums
• Public charities
• Religious organizations
• Homeowners associations
• Social clubs
• Social service organizations
• Tax-exempt housing developers and operators

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Economic development
  • Employment and training
  • Environment
  • Faith-based
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Research
  • Senior services
  • Social services - general
  • Volunteerism

Language Skills

  • Polish

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Hourly rate
  • Negotiable
  • Pro bono
  • Retainer

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • Washington State Bar Association

County Availability

  • All WA Counties

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