Non-Profit Organizations

Non-Profit Organizations

Providing founders and leaders of non-­profit organizations with legal support, guidance, and counsel on a wide array of legal issues, including:

●  Incorporating as a non-profit under Massachusetts law and applications for exemption from income and real estate taxes

●  Entity structure for member and non-­member corporations

●  Governance and board structure, composition, roles, and responsibilities

●  Board/staff relationships, responsibilities, and delegation of authority

●  Developing policies and procedures

●  Non­-profit transitions, including mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and dissolutions

●  General contracts, business and regulatory matters

●  Financing, utilizing an array of options, including conventional, tax exempt and tax credit financing such as tax exempt bonds, federal and state low­ income housing tax credits, new markets tax credit, and state and federal historic tax credit programs

Our partners help to guide our non­-profit clients through a variety of corporate and organizational challenges, meeting their needs at start­up and continuing throughout the entity’s growth and evolution. Our goal is to provide clients with practical advice to ensure operational efficiency and regulatory compliance.