Our office understands the challenges and concerns you have when it comes to starting and managing a nonprofit corporation. Our services
For those Starting a Non-Profit:
- Preparing and filing articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania and New Jersey in accordance with the applicable
requirements of the 15 PA.Con.Stat. §1501 and New Jersey Title 15A Nonprofit Corporation and the Internal Revenue Code for 501(c)(3) or other 501(c) organizations.
- Preparing draft bylaws that comply with Pennsylvania and New Jersey law applicable to nonprofit corporations (15 PA.Con.Stat. §1501 and N.J. Stat. §
15A) and federal law (Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) or other 501(c)). The draft includes governance options, and bylaws are finalized based on board decisions.
- Working with board members to answer questions about the draft bylaws based on the board's final decision.
- Preparing agenda for and provide minutes of organizational meeting at which board and officers are elected and bylaws adopted. Yalonda Houston is
available to attend the organizational meeting to answer questions and provide guidance to board members.
- Preparing and submitting the application for a federal tax ID Number.
- Preparing and filing the application for tax exempt status, Form 1023 or 1024, including all accompanying forms and schedules.
- Working with the board to prepare IRS recommended policies (accompanies the application).
- Representing the organization before the IRS via a power of attorney. (Only registered agents of the IRS may offer this service).
- Work with the IRS and represent the organization until tax-exempt status is granted.
Organizations with 501(c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) status:
- Drafting, reviewing and amending articles of incorporation, including name changes.
- Drafting, reviewing and amending bylaws (for member or non-member organizations).
- Assisting with establishing or reorganizing a governance structure.
- Applying for and negotiating 501(c) tax exempt status with the IRS.
- Negotiating exemption from county property tax.
- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating leases and contracts.
- Serving as general legal counsel in matters of employment, board governance, contracts, donations, insurance, and other legal
- Drafting and reviewing policies such as personnel policies and IRS recommended policies.
- Setting up planned giving programs, endowments and foundations.
- Purchasing real estate.
- Dissolving and merging the nonprofit.