NON-PROFIT LEGAL MATTERS
Caglar Law Firm, P.C., represents and provides legal services to many non-profit tax-exempt corporations, foundations, associations, non-profit trade, chamber of commerce organizations and not-for-profit title holding corporations.
We deliver comprehensive legal services in all aspects of non-profit law, governance, maintenance and regulatory compliance to ensure legally sound non-profit governance that minimize the liabilities faced by Boards of Directors under strict federal and state regulations.
Each non-profit is a unique creation that demands customized legal solutions and strategies. We work closely with the Board of Directors to develop critical and practical strategies tailored to each non-profit client.
Most of our clients are 501 (c) (3) non-profit tax-exempt corporations, foundations, and associations, 501 (c) (6) non-profit trade, and chamber of commerce organizations, 501 (c) (2) and 501 (c) (25) not-for-profit title holding corporations and social welfare organizations exempt under 501(c) (4) of the IRS Code.
These organizations must follow their mission statements and comply with all Federal and State regulations to retain their tax- exempt status.
Caglar Law Firm P.C., has the experience, excellence, and compassion to provide you the legal services to fulfill your organization’s regulatory compliance requirements.
Our legal services to non-profits include but are not limited to:
- Formation and preparing all organizational documents such as articles of incorporation, certificate of incorporation, bylaws, trusts etc.
- Obtaining employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS.
- Establishing IRS tax-exempt status (IRS forms 1023 and 1024)
- Obtaining sales tax-exempt certificates (ST-119.2) from the state.
- Registering organization with the attorney general’s charities bureau and file annual reports each year.
- Drafting conflicts of interest, gift-donation, whistleblower, annual director and officer conflict disclosures, record retention policies and other governance policies.
- Obtaining exemption from corporation franchise taxes (CT-247).
- Filing annual reports to state.
- Preparing and applying for organizational amendments.
- Making DBA applications.
- Applying for certificate of authority for foreign non-profits.
- Opening and setting up branches in the state.
- Giving legal advice as to IRS form 990 (annual tax returns to the IRS).
- Advising on federal and state laws regarding non-profit legal status, and federal and state regulatory compliance.
- Advising on fiduciary duties of officers and directors, independent contractors and other employment issues.
- Initiating charitable solicitation registrations.
- Providing legal services for real estate purchases, sales, closings, mortgages, loans leases, sub-leases.
- Drafting, reviewing all kinds of partnership, affiliation, sponsorship, collaboration and donation agreements.
- Advising on liabilities of paid and unpaid employees, including volunteers and internships.
- Obtaining tax clearance certificates from the department of taxation.
- Assisting in dissolving and terminating the non-profit.
- Initiating trademark, service mark applications on behalf of the organization.