Los Angeles Nonprofit Attorney
Email or Call Us Now to Setup a Phone Consultation with one of our Los Angeles Nonprofit Attorneys to discuss your Nonprofit Needs!
To date, we have a 100% success rate in obtaining our clients tax-exempt status from the IRS!
PHONE: 323-289-2260Ext. 103
Our Firm is based on Los Angeles California but we can form a non profit for companies anywhere in the United States!
Nonprofits are governed by intricate laws and regulations developed by the federal and state government. Additionally, nonprofits must adhere to most laws and regulations that apply to for-profit businesses (including Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law and Employment Law), and such laws must be interpreted in conjunction with nonprofit regulations. M.E.T.A.L.® attorneys utilize their expertise in nonprofit law and business law to provide nonprofits with comprehensive and effective legal representation, which include services and advising for the following:
Below are just some of the items that we can assist you with in your California Nonprofits.
- Obtaining 501(c)(3) or other tax-exempt status*
- Board structuring and governance
- Activities and fundraising - nonprofit legal compliance, structuring, contracts and documentations
- Federal and state compliance
- Intellectual property rights - nonprofit legal compliance, protection and licensing
- Cause-marketing campaigns - structuring and contracts
- Nonprofit Contracts - including employment, vendor, licensing, liability waiver, nondisclosure, partnership and service agreements
*To date, we have a 100% success rate in obtaining our clients tax-exempt status from the IRS.
Email Us or Call Now to Setup a Phone Consultation with one of our Attorneys to discuss your Nonprofit Needs!
PHONE: 323-289-2260Ext. 103
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Forming Your Nonprofit
If you are just starting a nonprofit, we provide you with thorough representation to get you set up properly so that you are in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. We are there with you right from the beginning - advising you on the proper structuring of your board, preparing the nonprofit formational documents, making the appropriate government filings, making sure your proposed activities are in compliance and helping you with your strategic planning. If your nonprofit is not structured properly from the start, it can lead to unnecessary expenses, severe tax consequences and other unknown liabilities down the line. Working with a trusted professional can save you substantial delay and expense.
Obtaining Nonprofit Tax-Exemption
A key benefit of forming nonprofit organization is the tax benefits - a tax-exempt nonprofit will not get taxed on most (if not, all) funds collected and donors can get tax deductions. Most California nonprofits must apply to the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board for tax-exempt status. Hence, in order to be a tax-exempt nonprofit, it is critical that 1) your nonprofit qualifies under federal and state law as a tax-exempt organization and 2) any required applications the IRS and FTB are properly prepared and submitted.
Due to the intricate nature of this process, it is unethical for an attorney to guarantee an outcome. However, we can attest to our 100% success rate, which we attribute to the careful planning and analysis we conduct for our clients through the whole process.
There are many categories for nonprofit tax-exempt organizations. One of the more popular category is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit - which applies to charitable, religious or educational organizations. Some examples of 501(c)(3) nonprofits include environmental groups, animal rights groups, churches, nonprofit schools, charities helping kids, museums and cancer foundations. If you are not sure if your nonprofit would qualify, we are glad to help you.
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