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Non-Profit Formation & Operation

From the formation of your non-profit to the legal guidance needed for operation, our attorneys are on hand to help you. Although non-profit organizations face some of the same liabilities as commercial businesses, non-profits also must be concerned with state and federal regulations outlining tax exempt status. In order to succeed, a non-profit must be well informed about strategies that support their tax exempt status and protect assets in the short and long term.

We understand the vital importance of maintaining your tax exempt status. The process of getting a non-profit off the ground in New York or New Jersey may feel overwhelming, but we are here to help you with your non-profit launch. Getting registered with the state and achieving tax exempt status are two of the first steps.

Although launching your non-profit with tax exempt status is cause for celebration, that’s not the end of your concerns, and that’s why we continue to represent non-profit organizations with a wide range of needs from formation to operational issues to helping you to protect your tax exempt status. From start to finish, we’ve got the experience and expertise you need.

Some of the assistance we provide to non-profit organizations includes:

  • Attorney General Registration
  • Board Training
  • 990 Tax Returns
  • Board Governance
  • Tax Exempt Status Application
  • Operational Issues
  • Conflict Avoidance Strategies

In order to structure your non-profit for success, it’s recommended that you meet with an attorney for non-profit formation guidance early. At Shah and Associates, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of representation that is designed around your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more.


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