Morgan Lewis has an extremely strong practice representing nonprofit organizations with corporate, tax, intellectual, and other issues.
Morgan Lewis is proud to represent Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. When she was four and still fighting her aggressive childhood cancer, Alex Scott started a lemonade stand in her front yard and announced that she would donate all of the money from her stand to her hospital, to help the doctors find a cure for all kids with cancer. After Alex passed in 2004, her parents turned to Morgan Lewis to help set up a foundation in her name.
"Together, we are making a difference for children with cancer and moving towards fulfilling Alex's singular vision - a cure for all children with cancer." — Alex's Parents
Morgan Lewis lawyers formed the organization and obtained a tax exempt ruling from the IRS in record time. Today, the firm negotiates and prepares significant contracts for the Foundation and provides ongoing corporate governance and fundraising advice.
Following Hurricane Katrina, a team of Washington attorneys provided tax advice for a Mississippi corporation set up by several national affordable housing organizations to help with post-Katrina relief and reconstruction. In Philadelphia, a team of Business and Finance and Litigation attorneys helped a grassroots charity become incorporated, obtain nonprofit status, and comply with state and local rules governing charities
Attorneys in firm's Frankfurt office provide counsel to a international humanitarian organization which connects surplus food, clothing, building, medical, and educational supplies to people in need.