Nonprofit Merger Lawyers in Seattle

Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Services

Ensuring compliance and protection for your nonprofit organization and its tax-exempt status is vital in today’s regulatory environment. At The Apex Law Group, our experienced attorneys specialize in providing comprehensive services to nonprofit entities, including tax-exempt organizations. Here’s how we can assist you:

Nonprofit General Counsel

We’ll help you understand the legal requirements for forming, governing, and operating a nonprofit organization in the State of Washington. We have strong expertise in many forms of nonprofits whether they be membership-based organizations, unincorporated associations, educational organizations, religious organizations, fiscally sponsored organizations, and any other type of nonprofit organization. 

Tax-Exempt Status Application:

The Apex Law Group will guide you through the process of applying for tax-exempt status under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, helping you meet all requirements and navigate any challenges that may arise. This includes applying for exemption as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3), a social welfare organization under Section 501(c)(4), or even a business league under Section 501(c)(6). Each of these organizations brings with them new challenges, unique rules and regulations, and nuanced forms of governance, all of which we can help with!

Governance and Compliance:

Staying compliant with state and federal regulations is essential for maintaining your nonprofit organization and its tax-exempt status. We’ll help ensure your organization understands its reporting requirements and any other compliance requirements under applicable laws and regulations, including help with filling out the organization’s annual report with the secretary of state’s office, drafting and advising on the adoption of mandatory and recommended governance policies, and help with understanding other government agency compliance (Labor and Industries, Department of Revenue, Employment Security, etc.). 

Complex Transactions:

Whether it’s drafting agreements with donors, employees, independent contractors or other third-parties or reviewing such contracts, we’ll ensure your organization’s interests are protected in all legal transactions. The Apex Law Group has special expertise in helping nonprofit organizations walk through affiliation agreements such as mergers, consolidations, asset transfers/purchases/sales, and other affiliation agreements. We help at every step of the transaction from initial negotiations to filing all appropriate closing documents to make sure your organization does not have to worry about the legal aspects of the transaction. In all transactional matters, the Apex Law Group offers strategic counsel tailored to the unique needs and goals of your nonprofit organization, helping you navigate complex legal issues and achieve long-term success.

Fundraising:

We provide advice and counsel to our nonprofit clients regarding fundraising, earned income strategies, and fiscal sponsorships. We help our clients navigate the complex regulatory landscapes to ensure compliance with fundraising laws, including state charitable solicitation requirements and IRS guidelines for tax-exempt entities. Additionally, we counsel on structuring fiscal sponsorship arrangements, drafting agreements, and mitigating risks associated with financial management. By offering tailored legal guidance, we empower our clients to navigate fundraising challenges effectively while fostering transparency and accountability in their operations.

If you would like to engage with us for any of the above services, or have a legal issue that we may be able to assist you with, please reach out to us using the contact link at the top of the page, or email us at: contact@apexlg.com

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