Nonprofit organizations face special legal requirements that can seem complex and overwhelming to navigate, especially when the law is constantly changing. We stay current with the latest changes in nonprofit law so that you can focus on running your organization.
We understand the importance of the work nonprofits do for our community and the unique challenges that these organizations encounter. Our knowledgeable nonprofit lawyers are able to assist your organization with legal services such as applying for nonprofit status, employment issues, liability protection, taxation concerns, compliance, contracts, governance issues, and litigation matters.
Forming a Nonprofit Organization
When forming your organization, you may not realize that you qualify for nonprofit status. While plenty of nonprofits operate as charities, there are other types of organizations that qualify as well, including business groups, sororities and fraternities, political associations, museums, hospitals, and many more.
A nonprofit is any organization whose primary interests are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering amateur sports competition, preventing cruelty to children, or preventing cruelty to animals. We can assist you with forming 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), etc. nonprofit organizations.
In addition, our team can assist you with other aspects of setting up and managing your organization, including applying for tax exempt status, compensation planning, corporate sponsorships, board meeting documentation, vendor and fundraising agreements, and more.
We are also experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of planned giving, charitable contributions, federal tax compliance, and conflict of interest management. We are here as a resource for any questions you may have as you form and manage your organization.
If you are thinking about forming a nonprofit organization, or you have questions regarding the management of a current organization, give us a call today.