Whether you are just getting started or need help running your established social enterprise, my goal is to provide highly qualified, professional legal counsel at every stage in the process to ensure a solid foundation for your organization, minimize risk and prepare for growth.
Which Legal Structure Is Best for Our Organization?
As a solution-oriented attorney, it’s my job to ensure that your legal structure provides you best possible framework in which to meet your social objectives and to ultimately help you succeed. To this end, I will help you:
How Can We Protect Our Business Name, Logo, Brands, Ideas, and Other Intellectual Property?
It is important to protect your good will, the commercial value of your work, and your reputation in the marketplace. I can help you:
How Do We Comply with State and Federal Laws Regarding Fundraising?
In order for you to comply with state and federal laws regarding registration and record-keeping of the funds raised and spent, I can help you with:
How Do We Institute and Maintain Good Governance and Accountability Practices?
Businesses devoted to positive social change should institute and maintain good governance practices, including transparent decision making, accurate financial reporting and accepted auditing practices. I can help you:
How Can We Remain Legally Compliant While Engaging in Lobbying and Advocacy Activities?
Exceeding legal limits on lobbying and advocacy can endanger your organization’s tax status. When you work with me, I will:
What Legal Employment Issues Should We Consider When Hiring Employees, Volunteers and Interns?
Stay compliant with the relevant employment laws that affect your employees and your business, including the engagement of volunteers and interns. As your attorney, I will:
How Can We Avoid Jeopardizing Our Tax-Exempt Status? Or Regain It If It Has Been Lost?
I work closely with a trusted network of unaffiliated lawyers to provide whatever additional legal services in the area of tax law are necessary, including:
What Are the Legal Implications in the United States If We Make International Charitable Donations and Undertake Overseas Projects?
There are a variety of state and federal laws that govern these operations, many of which are related to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts and to taxation. I can help you:
What Other Legal Issues May Arise in the Course of Running Our Business?
Having me on your team as a trusted legal advisor means that I will also:
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Not sure which services your organization needs or where to begin? Contact me to schedule a free consultation.