Education + Non-Profits

Not-for profit organizations take many forms, and we work with them all. Whether your group an educational entity, a civic institution, a private foundation, or a public charity, Ward and Smith has experience helping others like you.

We recognize that all not-for-profits, including public-private partnerships that may further a social goal via a going commercial venture, will be subject to the same real estate, employment, collections, and privacy and data security regulations as a for-profit entity. We help not-for-profit entities with these types of issues each day.

We also help tax-exempt organizations comply with the special tax and regulatory issues they face in their daily operation. We assist new organizations with their initial choice of entity selection; applications for tax-exempt status; and advice on board structure and organization. We help mature not-for-profits with ongoing regulatory issues, IRS disputes, and with legal matters that impact their mission and plans.

We are your established legal network with offices in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington, NC.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234

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