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What Can A Nonprofit Lawyer Help You With?

A nonprofit attorney can guide you through the process of forming a nonprofit organization and acquiring tax exemptions from the IRS. They can also offer advice on any necessary legal procedures required during times of growth, helping you ensure that your organization complies with state and federal laws.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Nonprofit Lawyer In The U.S.?

For a nonprofit, law firms offer flat and hourly fees. A flat fee will involve upfront costs for contracts, paperwork for tax exemptions, transactions for real estate, and more. Hourly fees are much more common and can begin at $150 an hour, though it may be higher depending on your location.

How To Find The Best Nonprofit Lawyer

To find the best nonprofit lawyer, you’ll need to conduct enough research to ensure that your organization will be in good hands. Google is a lifesaver in this regard. Check reviews from previous clients and ask (if possible) for a free consultation to assess whether an attorney is a good fit for the needs of your nonprofit.

Need A Nonprofit Lawyer In Your Area?

Nonprofit organization attorneys that are both excellent and local to your area are hard to come by. UpCounsel lets you connect with top-rated lawyers located in your state, who offer legal services for both startup nonprofits and organizations that have been long established. Click here to easily find & compare the best nonprofit lawyers in your area for free.

FAQs About Nonprofit Lawyers

Do You Need A Lawyer To Form A Nonprofit?

A common misconception is that nonprofit attorneys are unnecessary for formation, since nonprofits are tax exempt. However, your organization is more than likely to need a lawyer to advise in areas like paperwork compliance, which the government will require and scrutinize to ensure that the purpose of your organization is valid.

What Is The Purpose Of Nonprofit Bylaws?

Nonprofit bylaws are seen as a type of legal documentation that describes how an organization will be run. Essentially, it’s an operating manual for nonprofits, and compliance with these bylaws is required for legal operation. To ensure that your organization’s drafted bylaws are in accordance with federal and state laws, you should consult a nonprofit organization attorney.

How Do I Find A Nonprofit Attorney Near Me?

Many find referrals and recommendations from industry professionals helpful, as it means that the attorney has been properly vetted and has demonstrated competency. You may, however, choose to search around on your own. When doing so, you can list out certain criteria that you want the attorney to meet to narrow your search.

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Seth Wiener

1221 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Neil G.

Neil Gandhi

325 reviews
Neil Ghandhi has 12 years of experience as a corporate attorney. He is licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey. Neil received his legal degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Neil is experienced in securities and finances, and often assists startup companies overcome legal obstacles. He has been the chief legal officer at since December 2015, as well as the managing attorney at his own legal office since January 2014.
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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

236 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Alisha B.

Alisha Bond

213 reviews
-Received a BS in Communications in 2005, JD from Mississippi College School of Law in 2009, and MBA from University of Maryland in 2016. -Results driven and experienced a... read more
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Brig R.

Brig Ricks

138 reviews
I am a senior executive and strategic legal adviser with 19 years of experience providing legal services in international environments. I am a general counsel who can advis... read more
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Baruch G.

Baruch Gottesman

117 reviews
Baruch Gottesman is a corporate attorney with over a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. Baruch obtained his J.D. degree in law from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. He is skilled in providing legal assistance to startup companies, with exceptional experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Baruch founded his own law firm in January 2010.
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Lara L.

Lara Lavi

103 reviews
Lara Lavi brings a different kind of experience to her clients in the entertainment industry. Before becoming a lawyer, Lara was a singer-songwriter, an entertainment company executive, a TV and film producer, and a screenplay writer. As a result of her many experiences, she understands the legal challenges her clients may face. She also realizes that the music industry— and the world we live in—is constantly evolving. Her adaptability enables her clients to thrive in an ever-changing world.
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Bob S.

Bob Schrader, Esq.

97 reviews
Bob Schrader is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for over three decades. He has been licensed to practice law in Florida. Bob received his J.D. in law from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center. He primarily specializes in assisting small businesses and startups with their legal matters. Bob also specializes in immigration law. He founded his own legal firm in June 2007.
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Jason H.

Jason Head

88 reviews
Jason has been providing legal insight and business expertise since 2001. He is admitted to both the Virginia Bar and the Texas State Bar, and also proud of his membership ... read more
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Katie C.

Katie Centolella

86 reviews
Our firm, Pact Legal, consists of Founding Partners Katie Centolella and Brent Xavier, as well as a team of associates and support staff. We serve as general counsel to ent... read more
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