Foundation, Public Charity and International Work and Advice to Donors
Simpson Thacher counsels many private, family and corporate foundations and prominent public charities. The Firm's Exempt Organization attorneys also advise donors to those organizations. We draft gift agreements for both organizations and for individual donors.
We increasingly work on international philanthropic matters. The Firm has participated in matters involving the Open Society Institute, the Central European University and other projects funded by George Soros, as well as matters for “American Friends of” organizations such as Friends of Fondation de France and American Friends of the Louvre.
The Firm also advises many international organizations. The Firm has handled matters involving Concern Worldwide US and Institute of International Education in connection with cross-border operations.
Simpson Thacher has also represented pro bono since 1988 both the Robin Hood Foundation and Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, which was awarded the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize.