My goal as an attorney is to provide comprehensive support to tax-exempt organizations, and to facilitate their intention of making a positive impact in their communities and around the world. I strive to do so by applying my legal experience and education, practiced attention to detail, diligent organization, and efficient communication skills to achieve the best possible outcome. I approach each client with empathy, patience and a sincere desire to provide guidance in any way that I can. I am constantly challenged by complex and unique problems and learn something new every day both from my exceptionally well accomplished colleagues, and our clients.
Jessica Levy focuses her practice on the unique legal service needs of tax-exempt organizations. Jessica represents public charities and private foundations (501(c)(3)s), advocacy organizations (501(c)(4)s), trade associations and business leagues (501(c)(6)s), and other tax-exempt organizations. Exempt organizations must navigate a complex and dynamic regulatory landscape and Jessica counsels her clients on all manner of local, state and federal issues, from formation through dissolution. For clients looking to establish new nonprofits, Jessica guides them through the incorporation and startup process, providing them with bylaws, conflict of interest and other key policies, ensuring directors and officers understand their roles and responsibilities, and obtaining recognition from the IRS of federal tax-exempt status. Jessica also advises existing nonprofits on corporate governance, grant-making, reorganizations, reclassifications, tax compliance, charitable solicitation, charitable giving, and management of charitable assets.