Quality Legal Services for Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations
The St. Louis attorneys of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. have years of experience in the representation of charitable and other non-profit organizations. Our attorneys understand the unique requirements of these organizations, including not only all of the general business, commercial, and employment law matters that affect all business organizations, but also many special laws and issues that affect only non-profit entities.
The Firm’s attorneys assist clients in the organization of non-profit entities, from the selection of the appropriate form of entity (including trusts and non-profit corporations) to the ongoing conduct of the non-profit activities of the client’s organization. Upon formation, we help clients with completion of all compliance requirements with the Internal Revenue Service and applicable state law. This includes the filing and review with the Internal Revenue Service of the application for determination of a tax exempt status and the periodic filing that is required by non-profit entities to maintain that tax exempt status throughout their existence.
Our Firm is actively involved in the representation of not only public charities, but private foundations and other tax exempt organizations such as churches, social clubs, and civic organizations.
We also assist all charitable and non-profit clients with governance issues that are unique to non-profit entities, including board structure and membership, as well as the development of board policies on conflict of interests, whistleblower, and document retention and destruction.
Representation of charitable and non-profit organizations also involves advice to those entities regarding duties and responsibilities of directors, trustees, and officers of the respective organizations, including issues of financial oversight, investment and endowment policies, and reasonable compensation.
These are all matters that are unique to charitable and non-profit organizations. We also assist these organizations in all of the other aspects of operation that they share with other businesses, including real estate sales, purchases and leases, business contracts of all types and kinds, intellectual property law issues and employment law issues.
How Can Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. Help Your Organization
Our skilled, experienced lawyers will apply their talents to such issues as:
- Choice of entity
- Compliance with IRS requirements and state laws
- Annual reports
- Board structure, duties, and liability
- Board policy
- Financial oversight
- Compensation policy
- Real estate
- Document retention and destruction
Call Our Clayton or O’Fallon Law Offices
Contact Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. at 314-727-2266. If an evening or weekend appointment is necessary, we will adjust our schedules to fit yours.