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Arthur Rieman realized at a young age that he had a passion for helping others. This devotion led him to pursue an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA where he studied strategic planning and non-profit management. While at the UCLA School of Law, Arthur continued assisting non-profits through pro bono work, and received his J.D. in 1988.

During his wide-ranging career, Arthur has served as a corporate lawyer with multinational firms, as a plaintiff's employment and civil rights attorney, and as general counsel for a leader in the infomercial industry.

Since the mid 80s non-profits throughout the United States and around the world have relied on the depth of experience knowledge and business acumen provided by the attorneys at The Law Firm for Non-Profits.

The Law Firm for Non-Profits team is passionate about supporting, advocating for and partnering with non-profits and the people behind them.

• Formation and tax exemption for new non-profits
• Guiding nonprofit boards in approving executive compensation
• Board governance
• Creation and taxation of for-profit subsidiaries
• Self-dealing, conflict of interest and other insider transactions
• Bylaw revisions and updates
• Compliance with tax and corporate laws and regulations
• Private foundations and operating foundations
• Compliance with public support tests
• Mergers, acquisitions and dissolutions of nonprofits
• IRS and Attorney General investigations
• Expert witness testimony
• Compliance with fundraising laws, including raffles, auctions and multi-state campaigns
• Issues related to unrelated business income
• Donor and donation issues
• Director liability and fiduciary duty
• Sponsorships, joint ventures and other special circumstances

Clients Include:
• Churches, temples and mosques
• Private schools, charter schools and universities
• Youth sports organizations
• Environmental groups
• Trade associations


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 50%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases

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  • Eric Louis Toscano

    Arthur is a passionate and dedicated advocate for nonprofits. In addition to being an exceptional lawyer, he is also a savvy entrepreneur committed to ensuring his clients have the best possible experience. Highly recommended.


    Eric Toscano Landlord-tenant Attorney
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  • Jack Richard Lebowitz

    I'm a founder and General Counsel of a small, all-volunteer charity of music fans who fund music education programs for underserved kids, The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. . When things got tricky a few years ago and our accountant misinterpreted some filing requirements for 501-c-3 charities, Art provided great counsel and representation and together with a new accountant more well versed in charity tax issues, calmed the waters with the IRS and got us back in their good graces. I highly recommend his services for the sometlmes obscure and specialized legal and tax issues that affect not-for-profit corporations. Also, although he is a California lawyer, he can be of great assistance nationally on federal taxation issues.


    Jack Lebowitz Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Firm For Nonprofits PC

4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Suite 306
Studio City, CA, 91607


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Top Laywe of the ValleySan Fernando Valley Business Journal2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Attorney, NonprofitEditThe Law Firm for Non-Profits®, P.C.1996 - Present
General CounselPantron, Inc.1993 - 1996
AssociateO'Donnell & Mandell1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Lawyer (with David Adelman and Jessica Shofler)California's New Hybrid Corporation Statue2012
Advising California Nonprofits, Chapter 14 (with Carol K. Kao and Frederick R. Vandeveer)Regulation of Fundraising2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJ.D.1988
University of California - Los AngelesStrategic PlanningM.B.A.1979
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawCommunication StudiesB.A.1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Non-Profit Leadership Series, Boston Private Bank & Trust CompanyTop Legal & Financial Statement Pitfalls Non-Profit Leaders Should Know About The Impact of Recent Health Care Reform on Non-Profit Management2013
CPA Society Education FoundationCommon Legal Pitfalls of NonprofitsEdit2012
Beverly Hills Bar Association Tax SectionCross-Border PhilanthropyEdit2012
Valley Nonprofit Resources WorkshopNonprofit Legal Issues WorkshopEdit2011
California Youth Soccer Association - South (Cal South)Club and League Bylaws2011
The Board Leaders InstituteKnow the Law, Manage the Money: Accountability, Transparency and Financial OversightEdit2010