Unlike for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations have their own specialized forms and requirements to fulfill. A lawyer experienced with nonprofit organizations can help you lay the proper foundation so that your organization can flourish.
Your lawyer can advise you on the right form of entity for your organization, depending on the activities and goals you plan to achieve. For instance, your charitable organization may be able to gain a tax-exempt status if you meet conditions set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and maintain specific documents. A political organization, private foundation, or religious organization has different legal and tax obligations.
With the right lawyer, you can also get advice about the management for your nonprofit - such as how to form a board of directors, how to appoint officers, and whether you can form an affiliation.
An experienced lawyer can advise you what types of legal forms and documentation you need to maintain your nonprofit status and aid the education of directors, personnel, and other stakeholders so you can run your organization diligently.
We have been representing nonprofit organizations for over 22 years. If you have questions about how we can be of service to your nonprofit, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to set up an appointment today. We represent clients throughout Washington and Idaho and are available to meet in person, by phone, or via Skype or FaceTime.