The attorneys of High Swartz are active both as representatives of non-profits and in service on non-profits and recognize the crucial role that these organizations play in our community.
Forming a non-profit corporation can be complicated. The attorneys at High Swartz recognize that proper legal counsel is essential during the formation of any startup, especially a nonprofit. It’s at this point when careful documentation and strategic efficiencies are crucial to support a nonprofit’s success for years to come. During this process, the attorneys at High Swartz use their expertise to address potential issues and craft long-term strategies. From organization, including, board set up, bylaws, preparation of all governing documents, including Document Retention Policies, Conflict of Interest Policy and Whistleblower Policies, etc. we will guide you at each stage. Our attorneys also assist with structuring fiscal sponsorship arrangements and applying for non-profit recognition by the Internal Revenue Service and state. The attorneys of High Swartz will work with you at each step of the journey.
Once a non-profit is formed our attorneys will continue to work with your organization and its financial and tax professionals to insure ongoing compliance with federal and state non-profit laws. The attorneys of High Swartz provide a full range of services to assist with the continued success of each non-profit it serves including:
- IRS 1023-1024 Submission and representation
- Formation documentation drafting (policy guidance)
- Board meetings
- Tax assessment advice and appeals
- Maintenance of non-profit 501(c)(3) status
- Planned giving and tax-exempt financing
- Zoning, land use, sale, and acquisition and leasing of real estate
- Kathleen M. Thomas, Chair