Legal Assistance for Not-for-Profit Organizations

In the Hudson Valley and throughout the State of New York, not-for-profit organizations need assistance with legal issues and questions. There can be many difficulties and challenges in the process of establishing and maintaining a not-for-profit organization, and experienced legal counsel is an essential part of success.

At the law firm of J&G Law, LLP, our lawyers work with not-for-profit organizations to resolve disputes, secure real property tax exemptions, and assist in running these organizations efficiently and effectively. We provide knowledgeable and responsive service in a manner that can help our clients be more successful in their efforts to help others.

Our Lawyers Help Not-for-Profit Organizations in New York

Our Not-for-Profit clients include churches, schools, hospitals, social clubs, trade associations, libraries, museums, historical associations, conservation societies, humane societies, arts organizations, sports leagues, health and human service organizations, and more.  We also represent members, employees, directors, and officers who have issues or disputes with their organizations. Our lawyers have represented several of our not-for-profit clients with land use and real estate closings, including securing real property tax exemptions.

J&G Law helps not-for-profit clients with matters that include:

Entity Formation

  • Analysis to determine eligibility for and desirability of not-for-profit mode of operation
  • Formation of not-for-profit corporation, including obtaining consents from government agencies
  • Drafting of Articles of Incorporation, including vital corporate purposes provisions
  • Drafting of bylaws and committee charters
  • Preparation of IRS Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption
  • Preparation of applications for real property tax exemption
  • Assistance in completing IRS Form 990 tax returns

Ongoing Governance

  • Governance and best practices
  • Purchases and leases of real property and business equipment
  • Financial reporting and control auditing
  • Officer and director duties and liability
  • Taxation and unrelated income
  • Strategic alliances and affiliations
  • Fundraising
  • Conflicts of interest and related-party transactions
  • Lobbying
  • Committee structure and charters

Reorganization and Dissolution

  • Structuring and implementation of mergers and consolidations
  • Formation of subsidiaries or affiliates
  • Petitions for judicial or non-judicial dissolution
  • Securing real property tax exemptions
  • Assisting with land use and zoning applications

Contact Our Attorneys in the Hudson Valley

For more information, contact  the law firm J&G Law to talk with a non profit law attorney about your not-for-profit organization. Call us to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation at 845-764-9656.

J&G also prides itself on its volunteer work in the community.  These are just some of the not-for-profits that our partners, associates, and staff volunteered for and supported.