Nonprofit counsel

McMahon Berger regularly advises nonprofit entities in their formation, tax exemption, governance and employment matters. Nonprofit entities are governed by distinct statutory, fiduciary and tax rules that set them apart from other entities. McMahon Berger’s experience working with nonprofit and charitable organizations allows us to provide not only legal counsel, but also practical insights that our attorneys have gained through years of experience advising nonprofits and serving as directors and trustees.

Turn to McMahon Berger for experienced representation across all aspects of nonprofit counsel.
  • Nonprofit Formation
  • Tax Recognition
  • Governance
  • Employment

Nonprofit Formation

The formation of a nonprofit organization requires forethought and planning. The selection of the organization’s entity structure is just the beginning. Long term success and effective governance require careful planning and drafting of the governing documents (Trust Agreements, Association Agreements, Articles of Incorporation, & Bylaws). The right structure and governing documents allow for long-term continuity in the organization’s governance and management’s focus on the organization’s charitable work.

Tax Recognition

The attorneys of McMahon Berger have assisted numerous organizations in obtaining tax exempt recognition by the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Our experience working with the IRS provides for a hassle free process.

Governance

Non-profit entities are subject to strict anti-abuse rules. A violation of these rules can result in penalties and loss of tax-exempt status. Our attorneys work with organizations to establish governance structures to prevent abuse and personal use of organizational assets. We help to establish effective conflict of interest policies and non-discrimination policies to protect the organization and its charitable interests.

Employment

The employment laws applicable to nonprofit and religious organizations differ in many respects from those applicable to for-profit businesses. The attorneys of McMahon Berger regularly advise nonprofit clients in the application of the employment laws to nonprofit and religious entities. In addition, our executive compensation practice is well versed in the negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements for nonprofit and religious entities.

Nonprofit Formation

The formation of a nonprofit organization requires forethought and planning. The selection of the organization’s entity structure is just the beginning. Long term success and effective governance require careful planning and drafting of the governing documents (Trust Agreements, Association Agreements, Articles of Incorporation, & Bylaws). The right structure and governing documents allow for long-term continuity in the organization’s governance and management’s focus on the organization’s charitable work.

Tax Recognition

The attorneys of McMahon Berger have assisted numerous organizations in obtaining tax exempt recognition by the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Our experience working with the IRS provides for a hassle free process.

Governance

Non-profit entities are subject to strict anti-abuse rules. A violation of these rules can result in penalties and loss of tax-exempt status. Our attorneys work with organizations to establish governance structures to prevent abuse and personal use of organizational assets. We help to establish effective conflict of interest policies and non-discrimination policies to protect the organization and its charitable interests.

Employment

The employment laws applicable to nonprofit and religious organizations differ in many respects from those applicable to for-profit businesses. The attorneys of McMahon Berger regularly advise nonprofit clients in the application of the employment laws to nonprofit and religious entities. In addition, our executive compensation practice is well versed in the negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements for nonprofit and religious entities.

Employment Law

Experienced representation and counseling in all areas of employment law.

Labor Law

Advocacy before arbitrators, mediators, labor boards, agencies, and state and federal courts.

INDIVIDUAL CLASS ACTION & LITIGATION

Vigorous pursuit of the best possible solution for each individual client.

Investigations

Uncovering the facts needed to resolve employment and labor issues.