Danika is devoted exclusively to representing and advising nonprofit and tax exempt organizations, and advising boards, officers, and staff on related matters. Current and former clients are diverse with respect to size and industry, and include:
- Public charities
- Private foundations
- Corporate foundations
- Employer-sponsored scholarship funds
- Employer-sponsored crisis/disaster assistance funds
- Supporting organizations
- Business leagues and trade associations
- Performing arts and cultural groups
- Amateur athletic organizations
- International aid organizations
- Educational organizations, schools, and universities
- Public improvement district corporations
- Social welfare organizations
- Churches and religious organizations
Mendrygal Law, PLLC advises clients on a broad range of structural, operating, and taxation matters, including:
- Providing ongoing guidance regarding the operation, management, and taxation of tax-exempt organizations, including maintaining and reinstating federal and state tax exemptions.
- Addressing corporate and internal governance, fundraising issues, grant-making and distributions, and general business and liability concerns.
- Advising on sophisticated tax and business issues such self-dealing, foundation excise taxes and prohibited transactions, intermediate sanctions, international activities, establishment of nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries and affiliates, acquisitions and mergers, reorganization, investment funds, unrelated business taxable income or UBTI.
- Establishing endowment funds and foundations, and counseling regarding donor intent, UPMIFA, and spending and investment policies.
- Forming tax-exempt organizations, including obtaining and federal and state tax exemptions.
- Providing ongoing guidance to officers, directors, and trustees regarding their roles and fiduciary duties, and potential conflicts of interest.
- Assisting high net worth clients with the formation of private and family foundations and donor advised funds, with a particular focus on long-term charitable goals and intra-family governance issues.