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Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations

Forming a nonprofit or charitable organization to support a worthy cause is a commendable idea. Understanding the many legal documents and requirements necessary to make that great idea a reality can be tremendously challenging. So can finding the money to hire a lawyer to help you navigate the legal system. When you need affordable legal experience to help your organization form or continue its operations effectively, you can rely on the New York nonprofit and charitable organizations attorneys at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman.

When You Want to Start a Nonprofit OrganizationIf your group is ready to establish a foundation, a nonprofit corporation, or other charitable entity, New York organizations offer you a wealth of information to consider.

You may want to start your journey with the New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau. Charged with protecting charitable New Yorkers from “unscrupulous practices in the solicitation and management of charitable assets,” the Bureau offers information for establishing and operating charities: www.charitiesnys.com.

The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York is a membership organization for nonprofits that promotes sound management, legal compliance, and ethical operations. The group offers an informational checklist for establishing a nonprofit organization on its website at www.npccny.org.

Sources: New York State Office of the Attorney General; Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

When you start a nonprofit organization, there are specific steps that must be taken. Bylaws must be drafted to create the organization and the board that governs its operations. Incorporation as a nonprofit follows, along with an IRS filing for tax-exempt status. Other documents are likely to be required, too. They will vary, depending on your organization, its purpose and structure.

At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our lawyers assist nonprofits and charitable orgainizations achieve their goals in setting up new organizations. Throughout the initial steps, we provide guidance and legal know-how. After your organization is up and running, our attorneys have the experience that New Yorkers can rely on when it comes to questions about governance matters, liability, contributions, employee issues, contracts, leases, and all the activities that must be executed appropriately if your organization is to maintain a respected reputation and attract the donations needed to fund its operations.

Because the nonprofit and charitable organization lawyers at our firm also have highly-developed business acumen, they are uniquely qualified to help you establish and maintain your organization. We understand the challenges that organizational executives and board members face, and we know that nonprofits must be every bit as well-run and transparently ethical as top commercial companies if they are to thrive in today’s economy. At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, we welcome the opportunity to provide your association, foundation, or other group with the excellent legal service and responsive personal attention that have earned accolades for the work of our attorneys.

The Law Offices of Newman & Drukmanrepresent clients throughout the New York City and Long Island area, including Queens, the Bronx, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.

New York nonprofit and charitable organization attorneys at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman are ready to assist your philanthropic effort with diligence and integrity. Our firm’s dedication to excellence is unparalleled, and we believe that your organization deserves high-quality and affordable legal representation. Contact us today to discuss your nonprofit’s needs. Phone our offices at (516) 487-7375 to schedule a consultation or contact our firm online.