What’s Permissible: Foundation, Advocacy, and the Law

Firsthand advice from legal and tax advisers who are thoroughly versed in the rules of advocacy and who have your specific interests in mind, is a must. Expertise in advocacy is a must, one grantmaker advises: “Many attorneys and accountants are unfamiliar with these laws and regulations, and so, in order to protect their client, they recommend the safest possible route: i.e., stay away from it. Foundations … may even want to pay for their attorney or accountant to attend some workshops on this specific area of IRS law and regulation.

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