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What Can A Nonprofit Lawyer Help You With?

A nonprofit attorney can guide you through the process of forming a nonprofit organization and acquiring tax exemptions from the IRS. They can also offer advice on any necessary legal procedures required during times of growth, helping you ensure that your organization complies with state and federal laws.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Nonprofit Lawyer In The U.S.?

For a nonprofit, law firms offer flat and hourly fees. A flat fee will involve upfront costs for contracts, paperwork for tax exemptions, transactions for real estate, and more. Hourly fees are much more common and can begin at $150 an hour, though it may be higher depending on your location.

How To Find The Best Nonprofit Lawyer

To find the best nonprofit lawyer, you’ll need to conduct enough research to ensure that your organization will be in good hands. Google is a lifesaver in this regard. Check reviews from previous clients and ask (if possible) for a free consultation to assess whether an attorney is a good fit for the needs of your nonprofit.

Need A Nonprofit Lawyer In Your Area?

Nonprofit organization attorneys that are both excellent and local to your area are hard to come by. UpCounsel lets you connect with top-rated lawyers located in your state, who offer legal services for both startup nonprofits and organizations that have been long established. Click here to easily find & compare the best nonprofit lawyers in your area for free.

FAQs About Nonprofit Lawyers

Do You Need A Lawyer To Form A Nonprofit?

A common misconception is that nonprofit attorneys are unnecessary for formation, since nonprofits are tax exempt. However, your organization is more than likely to need a lawyer to advise in areas like paperwork compliance, which the government will require and scrutinize to ensure that the purpose of your organization is valid.

What Is The Purpose Of Nonprofit Bylaws?

Nonprofit bylaws are seen as a type of legal documentation that describes how an organization will be run. Essentially, it’s an operating manual for nonprofits, and compliance with these bylaws is required for legal operation. To ensure that your organization’s drafted bylaws are in accordance with federal and state laws, you should consult a nonprofit organization attorney.

How Do I Find A Nonprofit Attorney Near Me?

Many find referrals and recommendations from industry professionals helpful, as it means that the attorney has been properly vetted and has demonstrated competency. You may, however, choose to search around on your own. When doing so, you can list out certain criteria that you want the attorney to meet to narrow your search.

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Seth Wiener

1184 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Steven S.

Steven Stark

539 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

212 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Thomas L.

Thomas Love

70 reviews
Holder of seven patents, Thomas Love has a work history spanning from a partnership in a major firm (specializing in international corporate finance) to working at a number of startups, including in software, global supply chain, and online education. Today, Mr. Love represents clients worldwide and has provided his services to non-profits in theater, women’s empowerment, medical education, and more.
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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

285 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
Alejandro M.

Alejandro Maher

177 reviews
Alejandro Maher’s firm specializes in domestic and international corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and arbitration. He has represented individual investors, entrepreneurs, and emerging-growth companies in matters of public and private offerings of equity, M&A, and real estate financing. Currently, Alejandro has over 50 domestic and international clients.
Eric L.

Eric Leander

85 reviews
Securities law, capital formation, and financial regulation are extremely tricky, yet delicate, areas of the law. It takes a knowledgeable attorney to navigate these issues. Eric Leander has years of experience in these areas, particularly because he has worked with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporate Finance.
Tom S.

Tom Shnaider

82 reviews
Thomas has over 15 years of experience and is the founding partner of Shnaider, a corporate, business, and contracts & licensing law firm. He provides cost-effective service to clients, whether they are individuals or Fortune 100 companies in the US and internationally. In addition to law, he is a licensed real estate broker with expertise in real estate transactions and real estate law.
Stacy S.

Stacy Smith

81 reviews
Stacy Smith is your go-to for your business and real estate needs. She can help with business sales and purchases, entity formation, contracts, and more. Whether your business needs help with vendor agreements or financing, Ms. Smith can help. She can also deal with things like zoning and separating or combining lots. She brings her 25 years of experience to every legal issue.
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