Arthur Rieman is managing partner of The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C.®, a business law boutique firm that exclusively serves nonprofits, their boards, and donors. Arthur has been working with nonprofits for 35 years, the last 25 full time, and is a recognized leader in the field. His work encompasses contract and transactional work of all types, director duty, corporate governance, organizational structuring, mergers, joint ventures, establishment of subsidiaries, risk management, conversion of nonprofits into for-profits and vice versa, board disputes, fundraising compliance, unrelated business income, lobbying, international philanthropy, and IRS and state Attorneys General audits.
Arthur first started working with Sea Shepherd in 2002, which coincidentally was shortly after he saw an organization’s ship in action in the Galapagos.
A graduate of the UCLA School of Law, Arthur also holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has worked as a transactional and civil rights lawyer with national and boutique law firms regularly assisting business start-ups. Prior to forming The Law Firm for Non-Profits, he was general counsel for a national direct marketing company. Informed by this background, a growing passion of Arthur’s is fostering entrepreneurial and business management best practices among individual nonprofits and the sector as a whole.
A keynote speaker on topics of interest to directors and executives of nonprofits, Arthur has taught at UCLA, USC, the Claremont Graduate School, CalArts, and China University of Political Science and Law. He is the author of numerous articles on nonprofit law and is a coauthor of Advising California Nonprofits.