Non-Profits

Nonprofit organizations provide critical services to people throughout our community. WC’s business and finance lawyers have worked with many non-profits over many years on many fronts, including securing tax exemptions and compliance and governance, and have applied traditional skills, such as finance and M&A, to the nonprofit sector. We also help our nonprofit clients implement social innovation and enterprise within the nonprofit space, thereby lessening their reliance on traditional funders and enhancing the services they provide. Regardless of the type of nonprofit our clients are involved with – charity, foundation, trade association, social club, school, or neighborhood association – we provide sound, dedicated representation.​

Here’s a short list of the services we provide to nonprofits, public benefit corporations, and other social enterprises:


  • Assist with writing a statement of purpose, mission statement and description of program activities
  • Advise founders on selecting board of directors and determining structural board issues
  • Prepare and file IRS Exemption Applications (IRS Forms 1023 and 1024)
  • Serve as representative before the IRS with any inquiries
  • Assist with structuring fiscal sponsorship arrangements
  • Mergers of nonprofits
  • Merger-ready assessments
  • Due diligence on potential affiliations and acquisitions
  • For-profit to nonprofit conversions

 

  • Due diligence on potential affiliations and acquisitions
  • For-profit to nonprofit conversions
  • Formation of sister entities and subsidiaries (LLCs and others)
  • Evaluation and simplification of corporate structures
  • Visual mapping of corporate infrastructure
  • Governance guidance
  • Affiliation agreements
  • New venture structures
  • Impact investing
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Dissolutions