Providing guidance on the law so you can carry out your mission.

We know that each not-for-profit corporation’s priority is service to others. Our not-for-profit corporations practice group works to ensure that the regulatory burdens of not-for-profit corporation law do not hamper your ability to fulfill your philanthropic purpose. In addition to having decades of experience in this area, our attorneys have served on numerous not-for-profit boards and board committees, including as chairpersons of some of the area’s most well-known not-for-profits. This enables us to provide valuable insights based on real world experience—and helps Jaspan Schlesinger Narendran LLP deliver on our commitment to you.

Full Suite of Services at Your Disposal

With attorneys experienced in not-for-profit law and the taxation of not-for-profit entities, our team is especially adept at strategizing solutions related to New York not-for-profit corporations. We have extensive experience in the drafting of articles of incorporation, by-laws, resolutions, and internal policies and procedures.
Beyond the drafting of these documents, we offer a full complement of services that any not-for-profit corporation might require, including providing day-to-day guidance and counseling on:

  • Applicable not-for-profit laws and regulations
  • Executive compensation and financial matters
  • Obligations of officers and directors
  • Matters of employment law
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Litigation

Keep Your Focus on Your Work

Not-for-profit corporations often face a complex web of laws and regulations when trying to bring projects to fruition. In moments when it’s easy to become overwhelmed, our attorneys’ knowledge of not-for-profit corporation law enables clients to remain focused on their core functions. Some of the more complex issues we oversee include:

  • The divestiture of assets requiring approval by the court and/or the New York state attorney general
  • Negotiation and structuring of business combinations with other entities
  • Negotiation and drafting of all manner of contracts
  • The obtaining of foreign qualification
  • Financing and investment matters

Our attorneys can also attend board and membership meetings to supply hands-on assistance should any concern arise.

Collaboration Is Our Calling Card

Collaboration is an essential part of Jaspan Schlesinger Narendran LLP’s process, and one of the reasons why we’ve been successful for more than 75 years. Because we are a full-service firm, attorneys from all specialties work in lockstep to provide a more well-rounded approach to our not-for-profit corporation law clients.


David E. Paseltiner

Partner Department Chair

Mindy K. Smolevitz