Nonprofit organizations have different goals than businesses that are constantly looking to increase their revenue. However, many issues the nonprofit business may face are the same as those facing for-profit businesses. As such, nonprofit organizations must take action to ensure that their businesses are protected in the event that legal issues arise.
At the law firm of Dunn Lambert, LLC, our New York and New Jersey attorneys are skilled at handling all matters that nonprofit organizations face. Whether we become involved in one matter or become outside or general counsel to the nonprofit, our firm works tirelessly to see that all issues are resolved in a manner that preserves the integrity and core principles of the nonprofit. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to ensure that the business is protected.
Business Litigation and Transaction Issues Nonprofits Face
Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who take the time to get to know your nonprofit organization. This allows them to better understand how any outcomes of the case may potentially impact your business. We work closely with clients to strategize and address all issues that may affect the nonprofit such as:
- Business organization and formation
- Application for tax-exempt status
- Corporate governance
- Creation of a constitution and bylaws
- Litigation against the nonprofit
- Litigation on behalf of the nonprofit against other organizations
- Employment law
- Intellectual property
Churches, Synagogues and Other Religious Institutions
Having worked closely with a number of religious institutions, our firm is sensitive to the needs of these types of nonprofits. We are highly respectful of the religion, belief systems and pursuits of the organization, practicing law and working to resolve their issues within the constraints of the faith when necessary.
In addition to offering representation from knowledgeable business lawyers, our firm can offer religious institutions the benefit of an attorney at the firm, Tae Y. Cho, who has a Master of Divinity (M. Div) degree. When he sits down with a pastor, minister or other church leader, he is able to offer his legal knowledge within the context of the general church organization. This aids in our ability to provide comprehensive representation and ensure that we are tailoring our representation to suit the organization's needs.
Other Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofits are typically formed to benefit some type of private interest or public concern. None of their income is distributed to members as profit — only employees receive money for their work — and the organization (if formed correctly) is exempt from income tax. However, legal issues may still arise internally or externally that need addressing. We handle business matters for all types of nonprofit organizations, including foundations and charitable organizations.
Many local, state and national nonprofit organizations are headquartered in New York and New Jersey. Our firm excels at applying any local, state or federal laws to nonprofits when issues arise. We are focused on preserving the mission of the organization while aggressively pursuing an end to the case. In some situations, it is better to pursue means of conflict resolution out of court to minimize the impact on the nonprofit. However, our attorneys can litigate the case in court if that is what it takes to obtain a result that suits the nonprofit's interests.
Contact Our Paramus Governance Dispute Lawyers Today
To learn more about how we handle legal issues pertaining to nonprofit corporations, contact a business attorney at Dunn Lambert, LLC, in Paramus, New Jersey. Call us today at 201-957-0874.