Non-Profit Organizations

With the entrepreneur and start-up businesses owner in mind, we have designed a budget-conscious start-up package focusing on the start-up venture’s needs.

Our Non-Profit Packages are customizable based upon your needs and include the On-Demand Business Attorney™services. Custom packages can be based upon any of the following:

Nonprofit Law And Governance

  • Formation and incorporation
  • Governance and board structure, composition, roles, and responsibilities
  • Board/staff relationships, responsibilities, and delegation of authority
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Liability, risk management, insurance
  • Regulatory compliance and annual reporting
  • Mergers and affiliations
  • Corporate practices and recordkeeping
  • Corporate dissolutions

Tax-Exempt Organization Law And Regulation

  • Counsel to all classifications of 501(c) tax-exempt organizations with emphasis on:
    – 501(c)(2) Corporations holding property for tax-exempt organizations
    – 501(c)(3) Charitable organizations, private foundations, operating foundations, and supporting organizations
    – 501(c)(4) Civic organizations
    – 501(c)(5) Labor organizations
    – 501(c)(6) Professional, business, and trade associations, chambers of commerce
    – 501(c)(7) Social and recreational clubs
    – 501(c)(8), (9), and (10) Employee associations and fraternal organizations
    – 501(c)(12) Mutual or Cooperative Electric Companies
  • Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status
  • Advocacy, lobbying, and political activities
  • Grant making practices
  • Executive compensation
  • Intermediate sanctions
  • Public charity support tests and qualification
  • Private foundation rules and regulations
  • Operating foundation and supporting organization qualification and operating standards
  • Disqualified person and self-dealing rules
  • Commercial and entrepreneurial activities
  • Taxation of unrelated business income
  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Annual reporting, Forms 990

Charitable Contributions, Trusts, And Endowments

  • Charitable gifts, contributions, and deductibility
  • Endowments: creation, use, and management
  • Endowment policies
  • Donor gift instruments including restricted and outright gifts, donor advised funds, and board designated funds
  • Modification of charitable trusts (under the doctrine of Cy Pres)

Nonprofit Intellectual Property

  • Protecting and managing intellectual property:
    – Copyrights, trademarks, names, logos, and patents
    – Research, business methods, work processes, and trade secrets
  • Licensing and royalty agreements
  • Private vs. organizational ownership of intellectual property
  • Confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements

Non-Profit Organizational Relationships

  • Inter-organizational relationships:
    – Mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, and dissolutions
    – Agreements for joint services, funding, administration, and joint venturing
    – Design and implementation of strategic alliances and collaborations
  • Intra-organizational relationships:
    – Board/staff relationships and responsibilities
    – Executive and staff employment agreements
    – Contracts for independent contractors, vendors, and consultants