Association Law is a unique form of
legal practice, since it combines elements of many traditional legal activities into one
all-encompassing area of specialization to meet the needs of "associations." By
the term "association," we mean not only an organization which is tax-exempt
under §50l(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code, but also other tax-exempt organizations
such as, professional societies, nonprofits, educational organizations, advocacy groups,
voluntary employee benefit plans and other similar entities; these would generally be
categorized as §50l(c)(3), (c)(4), and (c)(9) organizations.
Its been our experience that, no matter what
the field of endeavor of the organizations clients or constituents, the
organizations themselves, as organizational entities, face similar problems and have
similar legal needs. We opted, therefore, for the term "Association Law" as a
more succinct identification of what we do.