Nonprofits face a legal terrain that is unique to their status and the arena in which they operate. Staying focused on your nonprofit’s cause means navigating that terrain efficiently and avoiding problems before they develop. From initial formation and planning, to operational and transactional issues, Boardman Clark’s Nonprofit Group is experienced in advising nonprofits on all their legal issues.


  • Incorporation/Starting Nonprofit or Association

  • Governance Documents

  • State and Federal Tax Exemption Applications


  • Board Governance/Nonprofit Board Duties

  • Legal Audits

  • Open Meetings and Open Records

  • Employment

  • Lobbying, Advocacy, and Public Activity

  • Collaborations/Joint Venture

  • Risk Management

  • Administrative and Regulatory Law

  • Strategic Advice and Counsel

  • Litigation

Nonprofit Tax Matters

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  • Exempt Status Issues

    Including 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6)

  • Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

  • Earned Income Strategies

  • State and Local Tax Matters

  • Annual Filings

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