Legal Services for Non-Profits

Servicios legales para organizaciones sin fines de lucro

Non-Profit Startups

We are committed to helping your organization achieve its charitable mission by securing the tax benefits and legal status necessary to thrive and make a positive impact on your community. This suite of services begins with strategic visioning, culminates with applying for federal tax-exempt status, and concludes with equipping you with information you need to maintain tax-exempt status going forward. We have the skills and experience to guide your organization through its 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) application.

Existing Non-Profits

Our firm proudly serves as trusted General Counsel to nonprofit organizations, providing comprehensive legal support tailored to your specific needs. Our experienced attorneys offer proactive guidance on governance, compliance, risk management, and a wide range of business- and trasnaction-related legal matters. By partnering with us, nonprofits gain a dedicated legal ally committed to helping them fulfill their mission, navigate challenges, and achieve long-term success while upholding the highest standards of transparency and integrity.

Federal Tax Exemption

Form 1023 and 1024 is a critical, and often daunting hurdle for non-profit startups. DLG has guided many organizations through the process of applying for federal tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) corporation, and advises existing non-profit corporations on maintaining their status going forward.

Policies, Procedures, and Governance

Davillier helps organizations establish strong foundations for responsible and effective leadership. Developing policies and procedures, such as for conflict resolution, and bylaws with care and forethought can avoid significant pitfalls in the future, and equip your organization with the flexibility to handle future challenges with grace.

Outside General Counsel

As outside general counsel, our lawyers can lend their business law acumen to non-profit organizations on a fixed fee basis. This allows our clients to budget for their legal services with certainty. Additionally, the fixed fee approach facilitates more open communication between DLG and its clients because they are not “on the clock” whenever they speak with our attorneys.

Transactional Advice

With our deep understanding of nonprofit and business law and a commitment to your mission, we ensure that your organization can pursue strategic opportunities and collaborations while safeguarding your tax-exempt status and fiduciary responsibilities. We advise nonprofit organizations on the commercial aspects of their activities, such as public/private partnerships, commercial and property deals, and other social entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Organizations We Help

Davillier routinely guides organizations such as charities, foundations, religious organizations, educational institutions, social welfare organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and more. No matter your nonprofit’s mission or focus, we provide tailored legal support to help you achieve your goals while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

Non-Profit Entity Formation

We provide comprehensive legal support to ensure your nonprofit entity is structured for success. Our dedicated team of attorneys understands the distinct needs of nonprofits, from selecting the right legal structure to navigating complex compliance requirements. With our expertise, we help transform your vision into a legally sound and mission-driven nonprofit entity, empowering you to make a positive difference in your community.