We provide unparalleled legal services for people seeking to make a positive human impact. Whether you need support executing your high-impact mission domestically or internationally or are just starting up, our highly skilled team will walk you through every step, clearing a pathway to success.
Our unique experience for nonprofits includes: providing counsel for clients advocating from main street to Congress and international advocacy from Beijing to the United Nations; risk management for clients through the Paris terrorist attack to broadcast television productions reaching over 800 million people worldwide; and general and strategic counsel for former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's global nonprofit since 2009.
With clients ranging from large national and international organizations to small volunteer-operated community groups, Stiles.Legal advises on:
Seeking and maintaining tax exemption
Contract and licensing matters
Lobbying and political activities
Relationships among affiliated organizations
Domestic and international grant making compliance
Mergers and acquisitions
Our unique experience serving businesses disrupting their industries includes serving as general and securities counsel for numerous startups to companies valued over $50M. Our founder has served in business leadership roles from a COO to a CEO and helped found and successfully exit a tech startup.
We help businesses and business owners in all aspects of their business needs, including:
Debt and equity financings
Governance and compliance
Mergers and acquisitions
We represent clients working to affect positive change by advising on lobbying and political advocacy, including federal, state and local regulatory compliance. On behalf of our clients, we help develop and execute creative high-impact initiatives that elevate our clients’ issues and enhance their growth.
We counsel clients on how to affect political change using every lawful opportunity available to them, in areas such as:
Navigating tax exempt organization rules for lobbying and political advocacy
Lobbying compliance and reporting, including Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act and state and local lobbying laws and regulations
Federal and state campaign finance law, including regulation of independent expenditures
Creating and operating federal and state political committees (including super PACs)
Financing and campaigning for and against ballot measures
Our experience reflects our core values, including promoting environmental stewardship, achieving social and economic justice, strengthening citizen advocacy and elevating the human condition.
Dan is an experienced general counsel, business leader and advisor, tech entrepreneur, and climate activist. He helps select clients seeking to make a positive impact achieve their ambitious goals in a simple, creative, and cost effective manner.
Dan has served in leadership roles in multi-million dollar organizations ranging from an interim CEO, COO, and General Counsel, to helping launch and sell a successful tech startup to his most challenging role to date- a little league baseball coach.
He provides trusted outside general, corporate and political counsel services to non-profit and for profit clients from the global climate change non-profit founded and chaired by former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, to tech startups and other businesses.
Dan has managed an expedition to Antarctica with over 100 global business leaders, celebrities and scientists including Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Christiana Figueres, and others, and an expedition to Jump City for his son’s birthday party.
He provided legal and strategic counsel for a major documentary film - An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power - and for an Emmy nominated broadcast television special about climate change that reached 800 million homes in over 180 nations annually.
Dan has served in leadership roles in federal and state politics from Deputy Chief Counsel to the DNCC for the Democratic National Convention and state and federal candidates to managing logistics for national and international press for a Presidential campaign.
Dan serves on the Board of Directors of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, USA, the Advisory Board for the Salazar Center for North American Conservation, founded by former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and as a mentor for entrepreneurs with the Techstars - The Nature Conservancy Sustainability Accelerator.
S.L provides pathways to success for businesses and nonprofit organizations seeking to make a positive human impact. We provide top-level general, corporate and political counsel for select clients.