Challenges abound in the intricate landscape of non-profit operations, from regulatory mazes to governance intricacies. At Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, we are a law firm that specializes in non-profit qualification and governance. We understand the hurdles faced by Central Ohio non-profit organizations, public charities, and private foundations. Our mission is clear: to provide robust, cost-effective legal solutions that empower your non-profit to thrive in the face of legal complexities.
Is your organization considering tax-exempt status? Our non-profit legal process begins by delving into the intricacies of tax-exempt purpose laws, rules, and guidelines. Our seasoned attorneys will provide an informed assessment, offering insight into the likelihood of receiving a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Contact our team today to explore whether your organization meets the qualifying criteria.
Understanding non-profit law is essential for the success and longevity of your organization. The legal framework governing non-profits is intricate and nuanced, encompassing various aspects such as governance, taxation, compliance, and more. Failure to navigate these legal intricacies could lead to financial penalties, loss of tax-exempt status, or even the dissolution of your organization. That’s why having a knowledgeable legal partner like CPM is invaluable for non-profit entities seeking to operate smoothly within the bounds of the law.
Non-profit and tax-exempt organizations are, at their core, sophisticated business entities. Whether focused on education, religion, support, arts, culture, or human services, CPM lawyers possess the acumen to review and recommend tailored policies and procedures that address the unique challenges faced by such entities.
Creating a non-profit corporation is a pivotal step toward making a meaningful impact. Our legal team specializes in helping you navigate the complex terrain of formation, ensuring you establish a solid foundation. From drafting bylaws to advising on board structures, we empower you to build an organizational framework that promotes transparency and operational efficiency.
Choosing the right legal structure for your non-profit is crucial. We’ll help you navigate the options, whether you’re considering a charitable trust or a nonprofit corporation. We aim to align your chosen structure with your mission and goals.
Regulatory compliance can be a daunting challenge for non-profits. CPM is your compass, guiding you through the intricate organizational, membership, and governance requirements landscape. We address vital aspects such as fiduciary duties, conflict resolution, and governance documents, ensuring that your organization operates under state and federal guidelines.
We understand that tax compliance can be a complex and time-consuming task, but we are here to help make it as easy as possible for you. Our legal experts can help you comply with all applicable tax laws and regulations. We provide clients with ongoing advice and support on a variety of topics, including:
Our team is here for you and your business with the guidance and support you need to stay compliant and protect your organization’s financial well-being.
In the realm of non-profits, protecting your intellectual property is crucial for establishing a strong identity. CPM offers guidance on safeguarding your trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property assets, fortifying your presence, and enhancing fundraising efforts.
Understanding the distinction between private foundations and public charities is vital for receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status. We will guide you through the compliance requirements for both types of organizations.
While both entities operate with philanthropic aims, private foundations typically derive their funding from a limited number of sources, often a single individual, family, or corporation. These foundations have more direct control over their charitable activities and funding allocation.
On the other hand, public charities derive a significant portion of their funding from a broader support base, including government grants, public contributions, and public charities’ operational and regulatory landscape program services. Public charities’ operational and regulatory landscapes can differ, requiring a nuanced approach to governance and compliance. At CPM, we possess the expertise to help you navigate the specific challenges faced by public charities and private foundations, ensuring your organization can fully realize its charitable mission.
CPM will help you ensure your non-profit adheres to employment law regulations, offering guidance on contracts, volunteer waivers, and discrimination issues, fostering a harmonious work environment. Make sure your organization meets all non-profit compliance standards in Ohio.
Non-profit developers engaged in affordable housing projects find an ally in CPM. We provide comprehensive support, from securing tax credits to financing through various avenues. Our legal expertise ensures that your projects address housing needs efficiently and effectively.
Our Family Wealth & Estate Planning Practice Group empowers individuals seeking to make a difference. We guide you through complex charitable giving arrangements, helping establish pledge and endowment funds that adhere to governmental regulations while maximizing your non-profit’s potential.
Fundraising is the lifeblood of non-profit organizations. CPM offers legal insights to structure impactful fundraising campaigns while complying with solicitation regulations. This ensures that your initiatives align with legal standards, maintaining donor trust.
Maintaining tax-exempt status is a cornerstone for non-profit organizations to fulfill their missions without a federal income tax burden. However, the intricacies of tax law and the evolving regulatory landscape demand vigilant compliance. CPM specializes in providing expert guidance to help non-profits secure and retain their tax-exempt status while navigating the nuances of compliance.
Disputes can disrupt the progress of non-profits organizations. CPM’s non-profit legal prowess comes to the forefront when resolving conflicts, ensuring your organization can focus on its mission without legal hindrances.