Non Profit and Tax Exempt Law

Non Profit and Tax Exempt…

The attorneys at Magill and Rumsey have been serving the legal needs of nonprofit and tax exempt organizations, and those who support them, for over thirty-five years.  We have a deep understanding of the unique issues that face nonprofit and tax exempt organizations.  Most importantly, our goal is to help each client accomplish its mission. 

At Magill and Rumsey, we have helped nonprofit organizations with a wide array of different purposes, large and small, in Michigan and throughout the United States, including, but not limited to:  churches and other religious organizations, universities and other educational institutions, private foundations, fraternal organizations, trade associations, and social service providers.

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Fraternities and Sororities have unique legal issues requiring particular knowledge and understanding – and the attorneys at Magill and Rumsey P.C. have just that experience.  For over 40 years they have provided experienced legal counsel to t… Read More
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