Sarah Duniway

Principal, Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations Co-Chair
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Direct: 612.632.3055

Support Staff

Cheryl Nutzmann
Direct: 612.632.3326
Karen Anderson
Direct: 612.632.3267

When leaders at nonprofit organizations, foundations, college and universities, and health care providers face legal challenges or obstacles, they turn to Sarah Duniway for guidance. Sarah facilitates her clients’ creative problem-solving skills and helps them arrive at the solutions that best serve their organizations’ goals. Clients trust Sarah for her ability to provide straightforward counsel on a wide range of questions, offering high-level perspective rooted in a deep understanding of the complexities of the law. Above all, Sarah delights in helping her clients accomplish their missions.

Sarah regularly advises clients on tax-exemption, governance, campaign finance, and business operations issues. She draws on this extensive experience to speak frequently on key business issues for nonprofits such as joint ventures, mergers and affiliations, structuring collaborative relationships, UBTI, and benefit corporations, as well as on governance, election law, and campaign finance issues for nonprofits. Sarah also provides counsel on matters pertaining to health law, specializing in long term care and disability programs, regulatory compliance, affiliations, joint ventures, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and HIPAA.

Sarah serves as a Managing Partner of Gray Plant Mooty and is on the firm’s Board of Directors.

Experience

  • Incorporates and obtains tax-exempt status for new organizations with unique charitable purposes
  • Counsels nonprofits on a variety of election law and political activity issues
  • Structures organizational relationships among 501(c)(3)’s, 501(c)(4)’s, PACs, and SuperPACs
  • Evaluates tax-exemption and regulatory implications of joint ventures
  • Handles mergers, acquisitions and collaborative relationships for nonprofit, higher education, and health care providers
  • Establishes new social enterprises and nonprofits addressing critical community needs
  • Assists private foundations on formation, program-related investments, grant making, compliance, and reporting matters
  • Evaluates donor advised fund and supporting organization issues for community foundations
  • Conducts compliance trainings and assists with compliance plan development
  • Advises senior living and disability services providers on resident, financing, and licensing issues
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