About Our Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group

Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten LLP is one of a select handful of firms in California with a practice group devoted entirely to the representation of nonprofit organizations. Our attorneys represent a wide variety of public charities, family foundations, private operating foundations, community foundations, private schools, and other nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit organizations represent one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy. The nonprofit sector is diverse and ever-evolving. As the sector expands, the activities of nonprofit organizations are becoming more complex. While successful nonprofit organizations have many of the same concerns as for-profit businesses, they must also continually navigate the federal and state rules that apply to them by virtue of their nonprofit status.

The Nonprofit Sector Includes:

  • Charities

  • Churches

  • Schools and universities

  • Trade groups and associations

  • Health care organizations

  • Foundations

  • Political action committees

  • Social welfare organizations

  • Similar organizations

Our Clients


Our clients include scientific research organizations, youth sports organizations, social welfare organizations, zoological associations, business leagues, social clubs, educational institutions and related groups, professional societies, trade associations, religious organizations, hospitals and related groups, and organizations dedicated to animal welfare, environmental protection, human rights, arts and culture, and other philanthropic causes.

We earn our clients' trust because of our extensive experience and approachability. Our nonprofit lawyers strive to make complicated legalese easy to understand and help guide you to clear solutions so your nonprofit can continue to grow and succeed.

Our Work

Our lawyers are well-versed in nonprofit law and we understand the unique challenges organizations face in this ever-changing sector. We will work closely with your nonprofit as trusted advisors to help your nonprofit organization thrive.

Our attorneys have represented nonprofit organizations before the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, California State Board of Equalization, and the California Attorney General’s office and in various federal and state courts.

Our Goal

When providing our services to nonprofit organizations, our goal is to gain a full understanding of our client’s organization, activities and operating philosophy so that we can support its exempt mission and assist the organization in meeting its goals. Whether you are forming a new nonprofit organization or working for an established organization or foundation, our Nonprofit Organizations Group can assist your organization with its legal needs.

Contact us for more information on how we can help your nonprofit grow.

Our Team

Get to know the experienced and friendly team of lawyers in the Nonprofit Organizations Group at Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten LLP.

Contact Us


Phone: (858) 755-3000

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