501(c)(3) FORMATION

INTRODUCTION

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is tax-exempt and its purpose is that of religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering of national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty to animals and children. Our attorneys will help you determine the right structure and provide all of the necessary services to get your nonprofit started and personally prepare all company documents. Consultations are free and we look forward to speaking with you.

SERVICES

We will prepare all the necessary forms and supporting documents to incorporate a 501(c)(3) organization. Services includes obtaining:

  • Name clearance and draft Articles of Association;
  • Customized Articles of Incorporation;
  • Customized Bylaws and Conflict of Interest Policy;
  • Prepare Nonprofit Mission Statements and Resumes for Partners; 
  • Implement initial board actions;
  • Federal Identification Number; 
  • File Initial registration with California Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Trusts;
  • File Statement of Information with California Secretary of State;
  • Apply for Federal Tax Exemption with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS);
  • Apply for California Tax Exemption with the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). 

In short, we provide a start to finish service. Your case is safe with us until the case is complete.  

PAYMENT

Legal Fee $5,000

Free Consultation

*Legal Fees vary based on complexity of each case, and the above quoted price represents the amount we charge for a typical case. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Limitations:

501(c)(3) organizations are highly regulated entities. Strict rules apply to both the activities and the governance of these organizations. No part of the activities or the net earnings can unfairly benefit any director, officer, or any private individual, and no officer or private individual can share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets in the event the organization shuts down.

Further, lobbying, propaganda or other legislative activity must be kept relatively insubstantial[5]. Intervention in political campaigns or the endorsement/anti-endorsement of candidates for public office is strictly prohibited.

CHECKLIST

In order to provide you with the best and most accurate consultation, we recommend that you bring as many of the following information as you can to ensure a productive meeting. 

Client Questionnaire for Incorporating a C Corporation:

  1. List three potential names for your nonprofit.
  2. What is the address of the organization? Do not include P.O. box.
  3. What are the names and addresses of all directors?
  4. What is the purpose of the organization?