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Rochester Non Profit Attorneys

Rochester Lawyer Bob FriedmanBob Friedman

Non Profit Organizations (NPOs) have gained a great deal of recognition and prestige in recent years. Charity is fashionable these days. Influential NPOs like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose aim is to end extreme poverty and enhance health care, are influencing public debate about diverse topics, such as information technology and even climate change.

NPOs are defined as organizations which do not distribute earnings to shareholders, but rather to programs and causes that are of public benefit. At first glance, they can seem remarkably like commercial companies ? with a Board of Directors, Financial Reports and Corporate Governance rules.

There are notable differences however, and it is here that a capable Rochester Non-Profit Attorney will guide and advise his clients to ensure they set up an NPO correctly.

Even the smallest of mistakes can incur a significant waste of capital in later years. Experience in dealing with this kind of organization is extremely important in the early stages of an Non Profit Organization.

Perhaps the most significant of these issues is the tax exemption given to Non Profit Organizations. Receiving this status is a key consideration and strict compliance with IRS rules is necessary.

Other differences lie in the type of organization ? examples are charities, religious bodies and public entities which are different from commercial entities in their incorporation and purpose. Foundations and endowments are very common for NPOs

Most Non Profit Organizations rely on donations. An experienced lawyer will advise on the most effective and tax efficient methods of receiving these donations.

My name is Bob Friedman and over the past 30 years I have been advising and working with Non Profit Organizations in the New York area. I know that as an NPO member, your funds may be limited. My fees are tailored accordingly. Some of the areas in which I can assist you are:

  • Incorporation taking into account your NPO?s objectives
  • Obtaining the 501(c)(3) designation which will provide your NCO with a tax free status
  • Tax advice ? what income is taxable, what isn?t, and most importantly how to ensure that your 501(c)(3) certificate remains intact for the lifetime duration of your NPO
  • Dispute resolution ? NPOs often have specialist ways to resolve disputes such as mediation. I will advise you on how to ensure that your rights are maintained
  • And Contracts, asset purchases and financing

My firm is unique in its combination of expertise and affordability. If you are an Non Profit Organization member seeking advice in the Rochester, New York area, please call me 585 377 5504 or toll-free at 800 729 4571.

Can Assist You With These Types of Rochester, New York Non Profit Organizations:

  • Agricultural Commissions
  • Animal Rescue Organizations
  • Charities
  • Churches
  • Condo Associations
  • Cooperatives
  • Credit Unions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Foundations
  • Government entities
  • Homeowner’s Associations
  • Hospitals
  • Joint Powers Authorities
  • Mobile Home Tenants’ Association
  • Mosques
  • Professional Associations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Service Clubs
  • Sport Clubs
  • Synagogues
  • Trade associations
  • 501(c)(2) Corporations holding property for tax-exempt organizations
  • 501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations
  • 501(c)(4) Civic Organizations
  • 501(c)(5) Labor Organizations
  • 501(c)(6) Professional, business, trade associations, chambers of commerce
  • 501(c)(7) Social and Recreational Clubs
  • 501(c)(8) Employee associations and fraternal organizations
  • 51(c)(9) See 501(c)(8)
  • 501(c)(10) See 501(c)(8)

Specific New York Non-Profit Legal Areas

  • Affiliations
  • Annual Reporting
  • Board Responsibilities and Authority
  • Bylaws
  • Charitable Gifts
  • Commercial Activities
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Consortium Agreements
  • Construction Loans
  • Coordination Agreements
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Corporate Practices
  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Endowments
  • Executive Compensation
  • Form 990
  • Formation and Incorporation of New York Not-for-Profit Corporations
  • Fundraising
  • Governance and Board Structure
  • Grant Making Practices
  • Indemnification of Directors and Officers
  • Insurance
  • Intermediate Sanctions
  • Liability
  • Licensing and Royalty Agreements
  • Linkage Agreements
  • Lobbying
  • Mergers
  • Modifications to Charitable Trusts
  • Obtaining and Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status
  • Personnel Management
  • Private Foundation Rules and Regulations
  • Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Public Charity Qualification
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Subcontract Agreements
  • Taxation