The Law Firm for Non-Profits Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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It started as a one-person operation intent on “helping good people do good things.” Today, a seven-person team helps guide the increasingly important work of The Law Firm for Non-Profits (LFNP), which this year proudly celebrates its 25th year anniversary.

This year’s celebration is enhanced by the announcement that Casey Summar has been named a partner in the firm.

Established as a solo practice by Arthur Rieman in Los Angeles in August 1996, LFNP opened a Santa Barbara office in 2019 and has plans to keep expanding. The firm came to prominence during the last 25 years, building working relationships with regulators and a solid reputation within the nonprofit field. The firm continues to flourish nationwide while maintaining a strong footprint in California.

LFNP has worked with more than 1,500 nonprofits devoted to the arts, animal rescue, environmental and social issues, youth sports and countless other charitable, educational, scientific and religious organizations. The firm is known for its approachability and willingness to turn complicated legalese into plain language. Its motto is: Helping good people do good things.

Summar has been vital to the firm’s growth, working closely with clients on a variety of complex matters. She came to LFNP in 2018 after 12 years practicing law in Nashville, Tenn., where she was in-house counsel and executive director for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.

“Casey adds a tremendous amount to the firm and is exceptional when it comes to managing people. She is an organizational leader,” said Rieman, LFNP’s managing partner and founder.

Summar, who is based in Santa Barbara, said she’s looking forward to getting back into a leadership role, and doing so with Rieman.

“We complement each other,” she said “What’s different about what we do is we approach our work in a collaborative fashion at our firm. Arthur has built something really special.”

Rieman holds an MBA in addition to his law degree, enabling him to offer contextualized knowledge and insights, crafting legal solutions that avoid disparate harm to nonprofit organizations.

“We explain the pros and cons so the client has tools to weigh options and make the best decision for the organization, not just from a legal perspective,” he said.

About The Law Firm for Non-Profits

The Law Firm for Non-Profits helps clients launch non-profits worldwide as integrated, trusted advisors. LFNP’s services include helping board members comply with their fiduciary duties, crafting bylaws, generating tax-free revenue in compliance with IRS regulations and legally compliant business development. Its client roster includes United Way, Inc., the Santa Barbara Foundation, National Children’s Chorus, PATH, Thousand Oaks Library Foundation, Arts for LA, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Union Rescue Mission, National Children’s Chorus, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Cambodian Children’s Fund and many others.

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The Law Firm for Non-Profits
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. 306
Studio City, CA 91607
United States
Telephone: (818) 623-9898

The Law Firm for Non-Profits
133 East De la Guerra, #331
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
Telephone: (818) 623-9898

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