The Law Office of Marshall Sanders provides comprehensive legal advice and support to nonprofit organizations, and charitable giving and general estate planning services to individuals. The firms’s nonprofit clients include charitable, educational, health, and religious organizations; trade associations; social clubs; and family and independent foundations throughout the United States and abroad. It also represents individual and corporate fiduciaries in the administration of trusts and estates, and assists individuals with the development of estate and charitable giving plans.
Prior to founding the firm, Marshall Sanders spent 17 years practicing in the tax-exempt organization and estate planning groups of Atlanta’s two largest law firms. He left big-firm practice and started the firm with the primary aim of making sophisticated, yet reasonably priced, legal counsel accessible to nonprofit organizations of all sizes and stripes, and to individuals with varying family and financial circumstances and goals.
Charitable and other tax-exempt clients, whether they are large or small, face a technical, complex and often bewildering array of tax and other laws and regulations. Remaining legally compliant with these requirements is essential for nonprofits to successfully and efficiently carry out their missions — but finding experienced yet affordable counsel can often be a challenge. By minimizing overhead and other operational costs, and offering flat rate pricing and other alternative billing arrangements, the firm is able to give these clients access, at a price they can afford, to the experience and expertise of a lawyer who understand the unique needs of and challenges faced by nonprofits. Its approach is proactive, holistic and pragmatic. It seeks to identify and address potential problems before they occur, to respond to clients’ needs promptly, and to devise solutions that are practical and effective in helping them achieve their philanthropic and other goals.