Nonprofit Formation & Governance

Nonprofits share many legal needs with their small business counterparts. They incorporate. They enter into all manner of business transactions and contracts. They have employees and must comply with employment laws and regulations. Many have valuable intellectual property to protect and leverage.

But nonprofits also face unique legal challenges, including obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status. I help nonprofits to get off the ground with proper formation and by taking them through the 501(c)(3) application process. I then work with nonprofit clients to ensure not only compliance with IRS and state tax-exemption requirements, but also to maintain the good governance and business practices that their funders and the public expect of them.