Laura N. Solomon, Esq.

Professional Experience
Laura is the founder of Laura Solomon, Esq. & Associates, a law firm devoted to the representation of nonprofit, charitable, and other tax-exempt organizations. She started her firm after her work as an Associate with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP in its Public Finance and Tax Departments, because of her commitment to providing even the smallest nonprofit groups access to the legal services they need to organize and operate successfully.

Laura acts as outside, general counsel, to over 200 exempt organizations worldwide. She and her associates provide a wide range of legal services, including tax, corporate, mergers, joint ventures, and complex financings. Her clients include public charities and private foundations, museums, hospitals, schools, religious groups, business, environmental, animal welfare, and amateur sports organizations, social clubs, and political action committees, and range from small start-up organizations to large health systems and multi-national charities.

Professional Activities
Laura is on the Faculty of the Philadelphia Bar Association Nonprofit Institute and was elected to the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations Statewide Standards Committee.  Laura is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Delaware County Community Foundation.  She frequently speaks to lawyers, accountants, and professional and community groups on nonprofit, corporate, and tax issues, and lectures at the La Salle University Nonprofit Center.

Laura is currently a member of the American Bar Association and the Tax-Exempt Organizations Subcommittee of its Tax Section and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Education and Licenses
Laura earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, magna cum laude, from Tufts University in 1989. She earned her Law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Laura was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association and New Jersey Bar Association in 1992.

Presentations and Publication
The New Form 990; Public Relations Opportunity or Trap for the Unwary
Social Enterprise; How to Earn Income While Maintaining Exempt Status
How to Start and Run a Nonprofit Organization
Exempt Organizations Primer
Financing Options for Nonprofits
When Your Nonprofit Needs a Lawyer

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