Charitable and Tax Exempt Organizations

Our firm helps tax exempt organizations achieve their charitable and other tax exempt objectives.

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Wealth and Philanthropic Planning

RHC&C's wealth planning services help high net worth families achieve their philanthropic and estate planning goals.

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Tax Controversy and Planning

RHC&C leads cases involving franchise tax, sales and use tax, personal income tax, property tax, employment tax and business tax.

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RODRIGUEZ HORII CHOI & CAFFERATA, LLP • ATTORNEYS AT LAW

After successfully practicing with major law firms, the partners of Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata came together in 1996 with a common vision: Combine a full range of services for tax exempt organizations and develop powerhouse solutions for major foundations, philanthropic organizations and discerning ultra-high net worth individuals. “It is our job to find strategies to make ‘the watch’ run smoothly and not tell you how the watch was made.”

We pride ourselves on being a foundation of trust, recognizing what our clients want and understanding what they need. Our complementary strengths work together to provide innovative solutions simplifying the complex. We are the place where nonprofits profit most.

RHC&C REMARKS

Walking the Lobbying Tightrope

In these days leading up to Election Day 2016, it’s hard not to talk about political issues. For Section 501(c)(3) organizations, it can be tempting to speak up on issues that affect their mission. Indeed, for many, not speaking out may seem contrary to their mission. Because the presidential candidates have indicated their stance on […]

Will and Testament

RHCC Attorney a Daily Journal and callawyer.com Clay Award Recipient

Reynolds Cafferata was one of the members of the legal team honored with a Clay Award from the Daily Journal and callawyer.com for ground-breaking legal work in the Estate of Duke. In the Estate of Duke, the California Supreme Court held that a will with unambiguous terms can be reformed to reflect the testator’s true […]

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Overthinking the Play Call

In a Private Letter Ruling released on February 13, the IRS denied an open source software project’s 501(c)(4) exemption application using a rationale sure to invite Monday morning quarterbacking. Rather than simply denying the application on the straight up the middle basis that the open source software project was carrying on a business with the […]

Don't count your chickens yet

Don’t Count Your Chickens Yet!

A discussion that occurs at nearly every board meeting (not to mention audit, grants and finance/investment committee meetings) of a private foundation is whether the investments and grants for the year can be “managed” to reduce the excise tax on net investment income to 1 percent. Since the enactment of the Tax Reform Act of […]