The Smith Rayl Law Office has extensive experience in forming and helping to sustain non- profit organizations. And while business corporations and nonprofit corporations share many of the same organizational characteristics, there are differences in taxation, formation, and other areas. Our experience can help your organization acquire and maintain its tax exempt status.
We advise public charities, private foundations, and other types of nonprofit organizations. We can help your association should apply for nonprofit status, whether you have or are in the process of putting together a group like a childcare center, a conservation group, a school or place of worship, a museum, a health care clinic or homeless shelter, an arts group, or any of a number of other types organizations that may qualify as nonprofit, tax exempt organizations.
We can provide the entire range of legal advice that a non- profit organization can need, from formation to daily activity, including:
- Formation documents, including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Election of Directors, and Organizational Minutes;
- Tax exemption applications, including Forms 1023 and 1024;
- Questions of personal liability for Board members;
- Advice on running the nonprofit, including corporate and management structure, corporate governance, record keeping, and risk management advice.
In short, we can provide the legal advice necessary for a nonprofit corporation to serve its base clientele at the highest levels.