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Providing Legal Counsel to Nonprofits, Social Enterprises and Commercial Businesses Since 1959

Perlman & Perlman is a team of dedicated attorneys driven by a shared passion: helping to make the world a better place. Our focus is on nonprofit law, social enterprise, and international philanthropy.

Our clients include a variety of nonprofit corporations and foundations, fundraising consultants, professional fundraisers, for-profit co-venturers, mission-driven for-profit companies, and individuals across the United States.

We view our clients as partners who share our commitment to improving the world. Not only do we give them the peace of mind that all their legal obligations have been met, we also help them grow. Our clients’ success is our success.

BCorp Certified Perlman & Perlman is a
Certified B Corp

Certified B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps are unlike traditional businesses because they:

  • Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards
  • Meet higher legal accountability standards
  • Build business constituency for good business


We Work With Nonprofit Organizations, Professional Fundraisers and Commercial Companies

· Nonprofit Formation & Governance
· Tax-Exempt Law
· Social Enterprise & Corporate Philanthropy
· International Philanthropy
· Nonprofit Fundraising & Cause-Related Marketing
· Mergers, Acquisitions & Dissolutions
· Intellectual Property Law & Trademark Protection
· Commercial Transactions
· Real Estate
· Litigation
· Trusts & Estates

Fundraising Registration & Compliance Services

  • Preparation, Filing and Administration of Registrations and Reports
  • Registration Exemption Filings
  • Contract and Financial Statement Reviews
  • Monitoring Regulatory Changes

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News & Events

Sept 17-19
2013 B Corporations Champions Retreat convenes in Boulder, CO

Sept 21-23
Tracy Boak will attend the Council on Foundations’ conference, Connecting for Good in San Diego, CA

Oct 2
Perlman & Perlman, Capin Crouse and Wilmington Trust co-host the 2013 New York Nonprofit Seminar Leading through Times of Change 

Oct 7
Seth Perlman and Tracy Boak attend the annual NAAG/NASCO conference Nonprofit Regulation in a Time of Change in Silver Spring, MD

Oct 17-19
Perlman & Perlman is a sponsor for the Social Venture Network’s Annual Fall Conference in Baltimore, MD

Nov 6
Seth Perlman presents Nonprofit Organizations 2013: Governance, Compensation, and Form 990 Reporting Issues for the Practicing Law Institute

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