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Andrew M. Grumet

Andrew M. Grumet

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    2014 Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2013 ...

    Andrew M. Grumet concentrates his practice in the representation of domestic and international tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving and philanthropy. He has represented, among others, organizations ranging from domestic and international family foundations to public charities, schools, supporting organizations, museums, hospitals, religious organizations, community trusts and donor advised funds, trade associations, social clubs and social welfare organizations. Mr. Grumet regularly counsels organizations with respect to issues regarding formation and organizational structuring, compensation and excess benefit/self-dealing advice, corporate governance, fundraising and state solicitation regulatory matters, corporate policies, UBTI issues and investments, establishment and modification of endowments and restricted funds, fiduciary duties, domestic and international grantmaking, tax and financial reporting, planned giving and special events.

    Mr. Grumet is frequently consulted by media outlets with respect to issues affecting nonprofit organizations. He has appeared in publications such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, TIME magazine, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

    • Regularly provides advice and regulatory compliance services with respect to state solicitation laws and registration requirements, both initial and renewal, for numerous public charities with fundraising activities across the U.S.

    • Regularly provides continuing education to board members, officers, staff and volunteers regarding best practices, fiduciary duties, legal developments, trends and techniques.

    • Regularly provides organizational audits of charities to assess not only financial strengths and deficiencies, but to determine the effectiveness of a charity's operations and regulatory compliance.

    • Serve as outside general counsel to one of the largest donor advised fund in the U.S.

    • Worked on a transaction for a museum that included one of the largest art acquisitions in history.

    • Formed and acted as general counsel to numerous fundraising organizations raising funds for use in foreign countries.

    • Provided advice to national medical service organizations regarding excess benefit transactions with executive director.

    • Served as outside general counsel to national charity and individual state chapters in each state providing pooled special needs trust services to individuals.

    • Served as counsel and general architect in the design, implementation and operation of a first of its kind joint venture among three large social service agencies in a major U.S. city. This project culminated in the formation of a new charity to serve as a joint planned giving fundraising organization for the benefit of the participating social service agencies.

    • Assisted local, regional and national charities in the establishment of planned giving and major gift programs, including the creation of charitable gift annuity programs, pooled income funds and captive donor advised funds. These engagements often included assisting charities in establishing fundraising committees, appropriate gift acceptance policies and donor confidentiality policies, donor recognition and stewardship plans, as well as print, electronic and website based donor solicitation materials.

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