Laura is the founder of Laura Solomon & Associates, a law firm devoted to the representation of nonprofit, charitable, and other tax-exempt organizations. She started her firm after her work as an Associate with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP in its Public Finance and Tax Departments, because of her commitment to providing even the smallest nonprofit groups access to the legal services they need to organize and operate successfully.
Laura acts as outside, general counsel, to over 400 exempt organizations worldwide. She and her associates provide a wide range of legal services, including tax, corporate, mergers, joint ventures, and complex financings. Her clients include public charities and private foundations, museums, hospitals, schools, religious groups, business, environmental, animal welfare, and amateur sports organizations, social clubs, and political action committees, and range from small start-up organizations to large health systems and multi-national charities.
Ms. Solomon currently serves as a United States delegate to the Financial Action Task Force, is a member of the Charity Working Group of the U.S. Treasury Department and the Tax-Exempt Organizations Subcommittee of the American Bar Association, is a member of the Charitable Organizations Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, a Planner of Endowment, Foundation, and Philanthropy Conference of the Philadelphia CFA Society and a Faculty member of the Nonprofit Institute of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She is a Wexner Heritage Program Fellow and is quoted frequently in the media and lectures often nationally and internationally for lawyers, accountants, and other professional and community groups on issues impacting the charitable sector and philanthropic individuals. Ms. Solomon also lectures at the LaSalle University Nonprofit Center, the University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova, Drexel, and Temple Universities.
Laura is currently a member of the American Bar Association and the Tax-Exempt Organizations Subcommittee of its Tax Section and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Education and Licenses
Laura earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, magna cum laude, from Tufts University in 1989. She earned her Law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Laura was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association and New Jersey Bar Association in 1992.
Presentations and Publication
The New Form 990; Public Relations Opportunity or Trap for the Unwary
Social Enterprise; How to Earn Income While Maintaining Exempt Status
How to Start and Run a Nonprofit Organization
Exempt Organizations Primer
Financing Options for Nonprofits
When Your Nonprofit Needs a Lawyer