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Tax Law:  Non-Profit Organizations

We know the "business" of non-profit and tax-exempt entities, as we have spent years as active and engaged leaders in the non-profit organizations in our community.  We understand the passion that non-profit leaders have for their mission, and we assist their organizations in the pursuit of their cause.  We recognize first-hand the challenges faced each day by non-profits, which operated under the careful scrutiny of donors, members, the public, and the IRS.


Élan Kaney has a long history of representing, leading, and forming non-profit and tax-exempt entities, including charitable and civic groups, professional or business organizations, foundations, schools, hospitals, religious organizations, and governmental entities.  As an AV rated tax attorney, Élan provides extensive guidance on issues concerning formation, operations, governance, employment, and financing under various and applicable federal, state, and local laws.  

  • Obtaining Appropriate Federal Tax Classification

  • Drafting Appropriate Bylaws and Operational Documents

  • Applying for Tax-Exempt Status

  • Filing Annual Exemption Reports

  • Advising on Charitable Solitication Plans

  • Creating Corporate Structures and Partnerships

  • Counseling on Tax Consequences of Non-Profit Activities

Tax Law:  Business Formation & Growth



We nurture companies from their early-growth phases on into substantial revenues, multiple owners and classes of owners, investors and lenders, and a formal board of directors and officer slate. We assist our clients from the initial concept stage into and through its formation, growth, development, and maturity.


We excel at transactional work, carefully crafting documents that businesses need to run smoothly. Our clients include start-ups, banks, foreign clients, large corporations, and mom-and-pop businesses, and this experience helps us compose robust documentation for each client’s unique needs.

  • Joint Ventures

  • Partnerships

  • Sole Proprietorships

  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs and PLLCs)

  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs and PLLCs)

  • Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs)

  • S-Corporations

  • C-Corporations

  • Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP)

We are well-equipped to assist individuals, families and businesses with all types of tax controversy matters, including private letter ruling requests, penalty abatements, trust fund recovery penalties, tax disputes, nonfilers, voluntary disclosures, off shore bank accounts, settle tax debts, IRS liens and levies, offer in compromise, installment agreements, audit and collection defense, appeals of audit and collection determinations, tax investigations and tax litigation.

Tax Law:  Controversies



  • Private Letter Ruling Requests

  • Offers of Compromise

  • Penalty Abatements

  • Tax Disputes

  • Tax Appeals

  • IRS Compliance 

  • Wage & Garnishment Releases

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