Life-cycle Legal Representation for Non-profit and Charity Organizations
Non-profits face a complex web of requirements and regulations as they seek to do good work in the community. They must navigate through strict laws from the early stages of startup through fundraising and ongoing management. As trusted attorneys for charitable organizations, private foundations, and other non-profit structures, we provide guidance while handling a wide range of legal concerns.
Our representation includes the crucial early-stage formation issues specialized to non-profit and/or tax-exempt organizations, the compliance and operational business issues associated with established non-profit organizations as well as the complex dissolution protocols required for non-profit entities at the end of their useful existence.
Supporting Charities in Doing Their Best Work
Our nonprofit advisory experience, grounded in our corporate law practice, extends to governance, board formation, and administration as well as to coordination with executives and advisors on compliance matters. We also draft and review proposed modifications to key non-profit bylaws - ensuring that proper safeguards are in place for the nonprofit's corporate administration, applicable tax exemptions, regulatory compliance, and indemnification as contemplated by key stakeholders.
We can also advise your nonprofit organization on best practices and compliance strategies - including strategies and procedures designed to protect and maintain an organization's all-important tax-exempt status.
Our services include:
- Early stage formation
- Establishing tax-exempt status
- Preparation and analysis of important organizational documents
- Operational business issues
- By-law development and revision
Outside General Counsel for Non-Profits
Non-profit organizations must simultaneously pay close attention to expenses while tending to business operations, fundraising, compliance matters, and conflicts of interest. By having outside general counsel rather than an in-house attorney, charitable organizations can preserve precious resources needed to maintain their mission. We can handle the day-to-day legal matters and challenges that come up in your non-profit organization.
Our team of attorneys can help protect your non-profit organization legally and operationally, preserve your valuable resources, facilitate collaboration and provide additional peace of mind for all stakeholders.