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Trade Organizations and Other Nonprofit Entities

The trade organization and nonprofit organization attorneys at Melton, Espy & Williams, P.C., provide legal services to not-for-profit and trade organizations, including public charities, private foundations, labor associations, trade organizations, social clubs, social welfare organizations, and political action committees throughout Montgomery and Alabama.

We advise trade organization and nonprofit organization founders on their associations’ structures. In addition, we assist in developing bylaws and other operating rules, conduct organizational meetings, and prepare applications for recognition of tax-exempt status. The lawyers at Melton, Espy & Williams, P.C. assist trade organizations and other nonprofit organizations with every important issue related to starting and maintaining a nonprofit organization, including:

  • Formation of nonprofit entities
  • Prevention of legal problems
  • Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status
  • Resolution of conflict of interest concerns
  • Litigation of nonprofit matters
  • Resolution of all nonprofit legal matters
  • Membership issues
  • Dissolution

There are many pitfalls in the process of establishing or starting a nonprofit or trade organization. Good legal counsel is essential for a successful tax-exempt entity. This requires a lawyer who has received detailed information from the proposed non-profit or trade organization, along with detailed information regarding the entity’s purpose and organization. There are restrictions on the activities of tax-exempt organizations that, if violated, can lead to the revocation of the tax-exempt status.

At Melton, Espy & Williams, P.C., we have the experience and skill to successfully represent a wide variety of trade organizations and other nonprofit entities. We make every effort to provide knowledgeable and responsive service at a reasonable cost. Contact us for assistance with your trade organization and nonprofit legal needs.

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