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Business & Contracts

Business & Contracts

DCBA provides the following legal services, among others, to domestic and international entrepreneurs in all stages of business:

  • Assessment of risk and liability (limited liability company, limited liability partnership, S-corp., etc.)
  • Partnership and operating agreements, bylaws
  • Registration, incorporation, reporting, and other formalities
  • Employment agreements, policies, and procedures
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Escrow agreements
  • Settlement and release agreements

Our corporate clients with international activities benefit from our overseas experience and understanding of foreign businesses, governments, and cultures.

Nonprofit organizations have a direct impact on people’s lives at the local, national, and international levels. They are uniquely positioned to meet individual and societal needs that governments and private entities do not fulfill.

The legal professionals at DCBA understand firsthand the challenges and rewards of managing tax-exempt nonprofits, having served at the board member, executive, and staff levels in organizations large and small. We assist nonprofit organizations in meeting the state and federal requirements for tax-exempt status, providing counsel on the following matters, among others:

  • Incorporation
  • Adoption of by-laws
  • Applications for tax exemption
  • Charitable business licensing
  • Fundraising
  • Recordkeeping
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Conflict of interest and prohibited inurement policies
  • Political and legislative activities

As the stewards of their donors’ generosity, nonprofit organizations are obligated to manage their funds with care and to direct resources to the programs and services for which they are intended. Minimizing administrative and legal expenses is essential to maximizing economic effectiveness. We provide general counsel to nonprofit entities, ensuring their ongoing compliance with tax-exempt requirements, and providing practical, cost-effective advice on issues such as the following:

  • Employment agreements, policies, and procedures
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Real estate and equipment leases
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Managerial transitions
  • Organizational transformations and restructuring
  • Budgeting, fiscal solvency, and debt reduction

DCBA also provides legal counsel to individuals needing assistance with contractual matters, such as leases and employment agreements.