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Nonprofit Lawyers – Palm Beach County

Florida is known for its vast range of nonprofit organizations from the small to the internationally known charities. Whatever the size, Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger can assist with the legal, business and governing issues affecting nonprofit organizations. Our firm is widely recognized for its representation of public charities, private foundations, and high-net worth donors.

Whether you are creating a new nonprofit or are a well established one, a public charity or a private foundation, Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger can provide you with the guidance needed to help you meet your goals. We take the time to understand your mission and your strategic needs.

Serving as an outside council, our firm can assist with a broad range of governance and other matters such as business and donor agreements, reviewing commercial co-venture agreements, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, nonprofit mergers, bond financing, and other complex transactions.

It is our goal to help organizations achieve long-term success while assuring donors of the ability to maximize their philanthropic impact.

Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger – When Legal Matters.


  • Nonprofit Formation
  • Application for Tax-Exemption
  • Board Duties and Governance
  • Bond Financing
  • Bylaws and Policy Creation and Review
  • Commercial Co-Venture Agreements
  • Conflict of Interest Policies, Management, and Counsel
  • Expenditure Responsibility
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • 501(c)(3) Compliance
  • Related and Unrelated Business Activities
  • Private Foundation Rules
  • Supporting Organization Formation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Social Enterprise
  • Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures
  • Dissolution

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