My Practice

Peter C. Wolk, Esq.

  

Mr. Wolk is a lawyer who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College (CT), earned a Master of Education from Harvard University in Nonprofit Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, and graduated with honors from American University’s Law School.


Since 1984, Mr. Wolk has represented the interests of national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations of all kinds, including: 

* Medical societies;

* Educational groups;

* Higher Education entities;

* Health and Environmental nonprofits;

* Community charities;

* Trade Associations;

* Internet watchdog groups;  

* International relief groups;

* Amateur sports organizations;

* Membership organizations;

* Social welfare groups; and, 

* Scientific Research groups. 


In his law practice, Mr. Wolk advises clients on day-to-day legal matters and strategic governance, encompassing: 

* Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and other corporate documents;  

* Organizational contracts for goods and services;

* Nonprofit tax issues;

* Employment issues;

* Copyright and Trademark matters and applications;

* Advising at Board of Director meetings;

* Tax exemption applications and information returns;

* Nonprofit Legal Audits;

* Inter-Entity Transactions, Mergers, and Joint Ventures, 

* Fundraising;

* The permissible range of activities for tax-exempt organizations; and,

* Board Training Retreats and Strategic Planning Sessions. 


He teaches Nonprofit Law and Governance at American University and has  taught nonprofit law for the D.C. Bar for the past 20 years.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross National Capital Chapter, and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington. 


Mr. Wolk has twice been honored as Volunteer of the Year for the Arts, was lead legal counsel for the enactment of the D.C. Nonprofit Volunteer Immunity Law, and has written The Art of Creating Nonprofit Organizations (Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts), How to Develop Self-Sustaining Nonprofit Organizations (U.S. Department of Energy, Clean Cities Program), The Paper Chase: Non-Profit Filings, Forms & Record Keeping, and served as Special Editor of Developing Fundraising Policies and Procedures. 


His bar leadership activities have been honored by both the American Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association. 


Mr. Wolk is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the United States Supreme Court.


He can be reached at: 202-462-4500, 1735 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009; nonprofitlaw@peterwolk.com.

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