Charitable Planning & Charitable Organizations

Helping You Help Others


There are a number of state and federal laws and regulations that govern the creation and management of charitable entities. The best intentions are still required to abide by such rules.

At Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP, we have an extensive history of helping people with the legal issues surrounding the creation and management of charitable entities. We also have experience and expertise in helping individual clients maximize the tax benefits of charitable giving. 

For more than 30 years, attorneys from our firm have been helping Indiana charities help others, handling issues that include:

Business organization

We can help you in the earliest stages to decide what type of organizational structure best fits your group's mission and goals, and also the best approach to get the entity up and running.

Applying to the IRS for Recognition of Exempt Status

We can help with the filing and paperwork required to establish the tax-exempt status for your charitable organization.

Compliance and Taxation Planning

Even nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations have to deal with issues involving the tax code. We can help.

Gift Planning

Our Fort Wayne charitable gift attorneys will work with you to assess your charitable giving goals and draft the charitable trusts, foundations, grants and gift annuities that will help you reach those goals, while maximizing the tax benefits.

In our more than 30 years as a law firm, we have helped many charitable organizations with their setup, taxation and compliance issues. Whether you are part of a large, established charity group or have a new idea for how to help people in need, Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP, can help.

We take pride in helping Indiana's charities with compliance, taxation and gift planning. If you need legal advice regarding charitable giving or legal matters that come up with a charitable organization, contact us to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Fort Wayne attorneys.

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