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A passion for his work. A focus on his clients’ discrete needs. A promise to provide a depth and breadth of legal knowledge with proven results. These are the guiding principles that Richard L. Fox brings to every client relationship.

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Richard Fox-103-Edit-2-100A seasoned expert in the field of philanthropy and tax law, Fox guides individuals, nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations with sophisticated advice and planning curated from years of experience in his legal fields. His skill at devising income and estate tax charitable solutions is sought out by some of the country’s most prominent philanthropists, foundations and charitable organizations.

After more than two decades of practicing law in prestigious full-service law firms, Fox pivoted toward a legal practice with a laser sharp focus on serving clients who seek large firm expertise and experience but with none of the large firm layers and bureaucracy. By working as the lead personal attorney and single point of contact for clients, Fox can maintain the highest level of service without the distractions of unrelated obligations.

Controlling fees and hourly billing rates are as important to Fox as they are to his clients. The sky-high rates charged by large firms motivated Fox to create a boutique office guided by principles of respect and fairness. By having complete control over every aspect of his legal services and business matters, Fox can eliminate the middleman and pass along more cost-effective solutions at every turn.

Fox’s full-service approach includes sophisticated software platforms for maximum security, far-reaching resources and simplified billing for a seamless experience.

Listen. Strategize. Solve.

There are no cookie cutter solutions here. Whether the client is a savvy philanthropist, an international charitable foundation or a prominent university, every client receives Fox’s own personalized advice and planning. It starts by listening, brainstorming and strategizing. From there, Fox devises meaningful solutions to meet client goals.

Client Practice Areas

  • Charitable giving
  • Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations
  • Private nonoperating and operating foundations
  • Wholly charitable trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable leads trusts
  • Supporting organizations
  • Donor advised funds
  • Endowments
  • Supporting organizations

Offering Counsel on Diverse Issues

  • Charitable income and estate tax planning
  • Charitable contribution deductions
  • Formation and restructuring of nonprofits
  • Applications for tax-exempt status
  • IRS determination letters and private letter rulings
  • Tax compliance and corporate governance
  • Complex gifts and collaborative funding arrangements
  • IRS inquiries
  • Lobbying and political campaign activities
  • Structuring of complex grants
  • Domestic and international grantmaking
  • Program-related, mission-related and social-impact investments
  • Joint ventures