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SAN DIEGO (August 30, 2021): San Diego-based law firm Higgs Fletcher & Mack (HFM) has launched a new Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group and is already representing numerous organizations in various legal matters.

The new practice group is spearheaded by HFM Partner Jon Grissom, who has represented a wide variety of public charities, private foundations, and other nonprofit organizations for the past two decades. Attorneys in the new practice group will work with nonprofits and their founders, directors, members and officers regarding entity formation, operational issues, regulatory compliance, unrelated business income tax, employment compliance and investigations, endowment funds, property tax exemption and appeals, lobbying and political activities, joint ventures, grant making, ongoing annual corporate maintenance, mergers, dissolutions, contracts and other related matters.

“Nonprofit organizations have particular needs, and our attorneys have the background and experience to best serve their interests now and into the future,” said Steve Cologne, HFM’s Managing Partner. “While Higgs Fletcher & Mack has a long history of working with nonprofit organizations, creating a new Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group formalizes our work in this area and we look forward to enhancing what we can provide for nonprofit organizations going forward.”

In addition to Grissom, the Nonprofit Organization Practice Group is comprised of HFM Partners Laura Buckley, Alexis Gutierrez, Gregory Pyke and Brian Tsu, in addition to attorney Julie Dewberry. Learn more about the practice group here:

About Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Higgs Fletcher & Mack is a full-service law firm that serves diverse individuals and industries. For over 80 years, the firm has worked tirelessly with companies and people that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s nearly 75 attorneys have experience in multiple fields of law, and its internal network of legal professionals frequently coordinate in practice area groups that have multi-disciplinary dimensions, helping clients make a more informed decision. The firm is actively recruiting partner-level talent in complimentary practice areas to provide legal expertise in the San Diego region and beyond.