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shutterstock_79761781nonprofitGonzalo Law partners your business with non-profit organization lawyers and co-counsel who set-up the legal structure for your tax-exempt organization from the federal and state level registration to the organization of your board. Our counsel assists organizations maintain their tax-exempt status to ensure that the proper controls are in place to remain compliant with the federal government as a tax-exempt entity. We also work with organizations to make sure that the current management of their organization complies with the governmental reporting requirements and that the organization’s assets are protected. Our counsel also assists non-profit organizations that require legal advisement unique to their organization. Our firm has worked with several 501(c)3 organizations to manage and legally protect their assets.

  • Fundamentals of Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Choice of Entity
  • Filing for Recognition as a Tax-Exempt Organization
  • Organizational, Operational, and Related Tests and Doctrines
  • Restrictions on activities of Non-Profit Corporations
  • Liability of Directors, Officers, Members, and Volunteers,
  • Authorization to Solicit Contributions
  • International Expansion of a Non-Profit
  • Corporate Property
  • Relationship to the Parent Organization
  • Amendment of Articles of Incorporation
  • Merger and Consolidation
  • Dissolution
  • Membership Certificates, benefits and reinstatement
  • Federal Tax Exemption for Non-Profits
  • State Tax Exemption for Nonprofits
  • Social Enterprise Developments
  • Non-Profit Governance
    • Boards and Directors
    • Board and Composition and Tax Law
    • Duties and Responsibilities
    • IRS and Governance
  • Different Forms of Charitable Entities
    • Traditional
    • Alternative Types of Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Relevant Laws Consulted:
    • Check the Box Regulations
    • Exclusively Standard
    • Commensurate Test
    • State Action Doctrine
    • Commerciality Doctrine
    • Private Inurement and Private Benefit
    • Ohio Charitable Trust Act
    • Freedom of Association Doctrine
    • Emerging Role of the IRS in Corporate Governance and Form 990 Disclosures

If we can provide you or your organization with additional information or assistance please contact us. Our non-profit organization lawyer serves organizations with interests in the Ohio and Florida area.