We help nonprofit organizations make the most of their legal dollars. Like the nonprofit organizations we serve, our law firm is on a mission: to bring legal counsel within reach for the nonprofit sector.
We represent nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes, through all stages of their development. As outside general counsel, we offer accessibility and sophisticated legal counsel on tax compliance and corporate matters. We also help nonprofit leaders identify other legal resources available to them and help them manage their legal matters, so that they can stay mission-focused, make more informed decisions, and build capacity for the future.
Kate joined Cheshire Law Group to pursue her interest in and commitment to nonprofit organizations. Her interest lies in behavioral health and social welfare organizations. Kate was formerly an attorney in the trial department at Duane Morris LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, where she represented clients in state and federal courts across the country and was active in the firm’s pro bono program. To better inform her work in serving nonprofit clients, Kate is pursuing a Master of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves on the Board of the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation.
If we had to advise a nonprofit organization about hiring a lawyer, we would tell them: "Look for these three attributes: expertise, commitment, and continuity. Look for someone who is affordable but who will not compromise quality."
Throughout the life cycle of organizations, we are on call for nonprofit leaders as their organizations evolve and address conflict. From formation through dissolution, we provide on-going legal support for nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes. We help organizations with the following matters. . .
Chris Mondics, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 17, 2012. Morgen Cheshire attained a long-sought goal in 2010 when she was named a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, one of the city's best known firms. But she decided to become a solo practitioner helping nonprofits.
Bruce D. Collins, InsideCounsel, March 1, 2012.Although similar to their for-profit counterparts, non-profit lawyers encounter interesting challenges.
Welcome to the Watering Hole - a resource library for your nonprofit organization designed by nonprofit lawyers to help you navigate legal issues and save time and money when working with legal counsel.
Whether you are a nonprofit executive, officer, board member, or a professional advising a nonprofit organization, we hope that you will find the watering hole a useful starting point for your nonprofit legal questions. We welcome your insight, and hope you will share your knowledge so that the sector can benefit from your experiences.
If there is a topic you would like to see covered or if you would like to submit an article to assist the nonprofit sector, please contact us.