Arthur Rieman, Managing Attorney,
The Law Firm for Non-Profits
Growing up in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Arthur Rieman developed a passion for social justice and, early on, made a commitment to helping others that has shaped both his personal and professional life.
As a high school student, he began working with non-profit groups, and later, while pursuing his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School, studied non-profit and arts management to better understand how non-profits operate.
Arthur went on to study law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and while there, continued assisting non-profits through pro bono work. In 1988, he received his law degree, and today is a member of the State Bar of California.
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 direct marketing company. He also spent six years launching start-up telecommunications companies.
In 1996, Arthur became a principal of The Law Firm for Non-Profits. Widely recognized as an expert in the area of non-profit and exempt organization law, Arthur has grown the practice to offer a broad range of legal services for non-profits across the country and the world.
Arthur understands non-profit organizations from an insider’s perspective, having served on numerous non-profit boards and as a board president. His passion for the work that non-profits do, coupled with his understanding of their unique challenges, makes him uniquely qualified to serve his clients. Both his legal colleagues and the Los Angeles business community know this about him too. In fact, in 2007, they named him one of the top 25 lawyers in the San Fernando Valley.
As a co-founder of The Cultural+Planning Group, a consulting firm that works with arts and cultural organizations, philanthropic foundations and government agencies to strengthen arts and cultural communities and economies, Arthur works closely with a variety of non-profit executives and board members on strategic issues.
He frequently speaks and writes on legal topics related to the operation of non-profit organizations. (Click here for a Q&A with Arthur)