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Corporate Law: Not-for-Profit

Corporate Law: Not-for-Profit

DCBA Law & Policy brings a thorough understanding of the challenges and rewards of not-for-profits. We have firsthand experience in this vital sector, including attorneys who have served on boards and in executive and staff positions at organizations around the country. Such experience allows us to provide value-added counsel on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Incorporation and registration
  • Adoption and amendment of bylaws
  • State and federal tax-exempt status requirements and applications
  • Charitable business licensing
  • Fundraising
  • Recordkeeping
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Internal compliance policies and procedures
  • Conflict of interest and prohibited inurement policies
  • Political and legislative activities
  • Budgeting, fiscal solvency, and debt reduction

As the stewards of their donors’ generosity, not-for-profit 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 and master service agreements
  • Real estate and equipment leases
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Managerial transitions
  • Organizational transformations and restructuring