NonProfit Organizations

When it comes to the legal matters of nonprofit organizations, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd stands out from the crowd in terms of industry experience.

Our nonprofit lawyers represent a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in the areas of higher education, charter schools, government, industry and commerce, healthcare, community development and the arts, providing a broad range of services across all areas of nonprofit establishment and ongoing operations.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd legal services for nonprofit organizations includes structuring their formation and advising as to tax- exempt status, developing a variety of creative financing products to successfully complete a multitude of multi-million dollar projects, litigating a variety of complex lawsuits ranging from constitutional issues to employment matters, and assisting in the drafting and implementation of policy and governance issues.


  • Advising on the legal and tax structure of an unprecedented collaboration among the three SC public research universities and several major healthcare systems, known as Health Sciences South Carolina
  • Supporting the foundations of numerous colleges and universities
  • Regularly advising SC Launch!, an SCRA collaboration, whose mission is to identify, nurture and grow high impact knowledge-based companies in South Carolina