Nonprofit Law

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Nonprofit and charitable organizations have varied legal needs, just like other for-profit businesses and corporations nationwide. However, nonprofit organizations’ legal issues are unique and require legal counsel with the experience, skills, and knowledge necessary to represent your organization’s interests properly. Before your nonprofit signs contracts, leases new property or office buildings, or enters into negotiations, you need the invaluable legal assistance that only a nonprofit lawyer can offer you.

Here at the Church Law Center, an attorney can provide you with the invaluable, objective legal opinion and advice you need, whether you are establishing a nonprofit organization, handling day-to-day business matters, or confronting a legal matter that has unexpectedly arisen. Call us today at (949) 892-1221, email us at, or contact us online to learn more about how we can help.

Legal Services We Provide

We have a broad range of experience representing all types of nonprofit organizations, including charities, churches, political entities, educational institutions, and other religious organizations. As a result, our nonprofit lawyers are familiar with the common legal issues that impact nonprofits and the best strategies for successfully handling them. Furthermore, we know what missteps nonprofits should avoid to safeguard their organizations’ integrity and legal structure.

We regularly provide legal services to nonprofits, churches, charities, think tanks, and religious organizations in the following areas of the law:

  • Nonprofit organization formation, including entity structure choice and creation and review of bylaws and governance policies
  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status application and compliance, including involvement in lobbying, advocacy, and political activities and educational institutions
  • Annual state and federal organizational compliance activities
  • Contract and lease drafting and review
  • Private foundation rules
  • Donor-advised fund rules for sponsoring organizations
  • Creation of endowments and gift planning
  • Charitable fundraising and solicitation activities
  • Mergers, acquisitions, sponsorships, affiliations, collaborations, subsidiaries, and joint ventures
  • Dissolution and transfer of programs and assets

The Church Law Center Understands Nonprofits

Without competent legal advice, nonprofits can face severe consequences threatening their existence, such as loss of tax-exempt status and financially draining lawsuits. Experienced legal guidance for routine and non-routine legal problems can help ensure your nonprofit organization’s long-term health and survival.

Whatever your legal issue may be, a lawyer from the Church Law Center can guide you through understanding the problem, presenting available options, and choosing the right resolution strategy for your organization. In addition, we can help ensure that your organization complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Together, we can help you achieve your organizational mission by filling your legal needs.

Contact the Church Law Center for Your Nonprofit Organization Needs

The Church Law Center will provide you with an experienced lawyer who can represent the interests of your nonprofit organization, no matter the type of legal issue you encounter. Call our office today at (949) 892-1221, email, or fill out our contact form online to learn more about the legal advice and services we can provide for your nonprofit, church, or religious organization.