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Non-Profit Corporations

A non-profit corporation is a corporation formed for purposes other than generating a profit and in which no part of the organization’s income is distributed to its directors or officers or shareholders. A non-profit corporation can be a church or church association, school, charity, legal aid society, medical provider, volunteer services organization, professional association, sports association, research institute, museum, etc.

Non-profits also include mutual benefit associations, such as trade organizations and condominium owners associations. These non-profits are not always exempt from income tax and contributions to them are not always deductible. Non-profit corporations must apply for tax exempt status at both the federal and at the state level.

At Melendy Moritz PLLC, we are involved in assisting a variety of charitable entities. In addition to helping create a legal structure for non-profit organizations and helping them file for tax-exempt status, we also assist non-profits in determining public policy, and establishing lasting affiliations with other non-profits.

Although non-profits were once able to avoid many of the complex legal issues faced by for-profits businesses, they are now held to a higher standard in many respects and are subject to increasing scrutiny and government regulation. By focusing on the unique legal needs of the non-profit sector, Melendy Moritz PLLC strives to provide informed and practical advice to our clients.

Some of the services that we provide include: