Nonprofit Law Services

New Nonprofit Entity Formation

  • Initial consultation
  • Registration of nonprofit corporation
  • Securing EIN certificate
  • Registration of 501(c)(3) application
  • Filing notice of publication
  • Filing of annual registration
  • Drafting of articles of incorporation, nonprofit bylaws, and conflict of interest statement.

Legal Services for Existing Nonprofits

  • Assessments for legal compliance
  • Employee relations including employee handbooks and pay equity
  • Development of best practices
  • Financial controls
  • Contract review & negotiations
  • Executive Searches

Board Duties and Governance

  • Revising bylaws and policies
  • Policy Governance
  • Nonprofit board procedures such as elections, notices of meetings and minutes;
  • Establishing best practices for Oregon Nonprofits;
  • Drafting procedures including conflict of interest and employee handbooks
  • Meeting legally mandated public disclosure requirements;
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Compliance with Oregon and federal laws and regulations;
  • Handling and resolving board disputes and disruptive board members;
  • Executive searches

Workshops and Trainings

  • Roles and Responsibilites of Nonprofit board;
  • Board/CEO relationship;
  • Allowable Political Activity;
  • Role of the Board Chair;
  • Board role in fundraising;
  • Strategic Planning and Retreats