Nonprofits and Charitable Organizations

Our team represents numerous nonprofit corporations, charitable organizations, private and operating foundations, and tax exempt entities created for the benefit of universities. Our attorneys represent these clients on a variety of legal issues affecting the organization and its mission, including startup, governance, compliance, and tax matters.

MacElree Harvey regularly establishes 501(c)(3) and other exempt organizations for organizations and individuals. Our work often includes formation of the nonprofit entity, obtaining tax exempt status of the nonprofit with the IRS and other taxing authorities, registering nonprofits under various charitable solicitation statutes, and filing federal income tax returns for the nonprofit.

Other common legal services include: formation and incorporation; governance and board structure; roles, relationships, and responsibilities of board, staff, and managers; regulatory compliance and annual reporting; executive and staff employment agreements; agreements for independent contractors, vendors, and consultants; consulting regarding risk management, liability, and insurance matters; mergers and acquisitions; consolidations and dissolutions; counsel regarding breaches of fiduciary duties and misuse of organization funds; compliance with tax reporting requirements; and recordkeeping requirements.

Our business attorneys are dedicated to seeking the best possible outcome for each client in the most efficient and effective manner. Whether resolving issues internally among staff, management, or owners, or whether managing external governmental or collaborative matters, MacElree Harvey is committed to getting the best result for its nonprofit clients.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please call the firm at 610.436.0100 or submit the contact request form.