Practice Areas

The attorneys at Beckman Weil Shepardson have extensive experience in representing and advising tax-exempt organizations, universities, health care organizations, and their officers, directors, and professional employees.

Many specialized federal and state laws apply to educational institutions including FERPA and The Clery Act. These laws, and others, affect all aspects of campus life, including employment law and labor issues, student sports, liability of injuries, transfer of information and the duties of campus security. We have extensive experience in a wide-variety of issues affecting colleges and universities under the law:

  • Student Rights/Student Discipline
  • Issues of Student Information under FERPA
  • Negotiation of NCAA issues affecting student athletes
  • Liability issues with respect to student activities
  • Campus Police rights and responsibilities
  • Staff and faculty policies and procedures
  • Real estate financing and development

Many of the same governance and tax issues that face businesses also face non-profit organizations. Beckman Weil Shepardson LLC offers comprehensive services to not-for-profit organizations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Our comprehensive legal services on behalf of not-for-profit corporations and other non-profit organizations include a wide range of issues that often confront such groups including:

  • Organization qualification
  • Governance
  • Real estate tax exemption
  • Formation and operation of charitable foundations
  • 501(c)(3) Application qualification and operation for charitable entities
  • 501(c)(2) Application qualification and operation for property-holding companies
  • Employment law issues

Many of our attorneys serve on boards of non-profit organizations. Beckman Weil Shepardson LLC is a law firm ideally suited to assist non-profits with ease and other legal issues. Many of the attorneys in the firm serve on boards and non-profit organizations, contributing their talents while also experiencing first hand many of the opportunities and challenges facing not-for-profit corporations.