Nonprofit Organizations

Legal Counsel

We offer strategic advice on nonprofit law, identify and share best practices, and provide operational guidance to nonprofit organizations with a wide range of missions, budgets, areas of operation and staff size.  Our practice areas include:

  • Starting a Nonprofit Organization
  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Fiscal Agency
  • Obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status
  • Maintaining status as a Public Charity
  • Private Foundation Laws
  • Nonprofit board duties and nonprofit corporate governance
  • Charitable solicitation activities and registration requirements
  • Advocacy & Lobbying
  • Nonprofit risk management
  • Organizational structuring (chapters, affiliates, subsidiaries)
  • Collaborations and Joint Ventures
  • Nonprofit Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Earned income strategies and unrelated business income tax (UBIT)
  • Dissolution
  • Parliamentary Procedure

Document Preparation and Review

A well performing nonprofit organization will have several contracts, policies, and procedures in place to guide the organization’s practices and operations.  Donors, the IRS, granting agencies, and other nonprofits will scrutinize your operations, and a prepared organization will proudly pass such scrutiny.   Our attorney’s will help you establish or review a number of documents, including:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Nonprofit Bylaws
  • Conflict of Interest policy
  • Code of Ethics
  • Gift Acceptance policy
  • Finance policy
  • Document Retention / Destruction policy
  • Federal and state tax exemption applications
  • Contracts and Legal agreements

Training and Board Guidance

We have also been invited to speak before several nonprofit boards and professional staff to provide training on roles, responsibilities, governance, compliance, maintaining the mission and others.  When paired with training from FundingLogic, one of the nation’s premiere fundraising platforms, your organization will be energized and ready to elevate itself to the next level.   Several organizations have benefited from having our attorney serve as general counsel for annual and special nonprofit board of directors meetings.  The attorney helped  guide the discussion and advised on process and parliamentary procedure, ensuring an efficient, fair, and productive meeting.