Our Nonprofit Organization practice area provides comprehensive legal services to nonprofit charities, churches, private schools and related organizations. The Nonprofit Organizations practice area is part of the Corporate and Organizations Practice Group. The attorneys of GKH have represented hundreds of nonprofit organizations in a wide variety of legal matters. We understand the unique challenges and legal questions facing such organizations.
From initial entity formation to establishing governing documents such as bylaws and policies and applying for and maintaining tax-exempt status, the Corporate and Organizations Practice Group at GKH is prepared to provide comprehensive legal counsel to nonprofit organizations. GKH regularly and consistently serves nonprofit organizations to educate, to seek social justice, to provide charity, to empower the disenfranchised, to strengthen religious organizations, and to improve communities, among other positive goals.
The Corporate and Organizations Practice Group provides the following services to prospective or existing nonprofit organizations:
- Formation and operation of nonprofit organizations
- Development of organizational bylaws, policies, resolutions and other governing documents for businesses
- Application for and maintenance of tax-exempt status (such as 501 (c)(3) charitable, educational or religious-based exemptions, as well as other exemptions)
- Real estate organizations and leasing
- Review of contracts
- Homeowners associations
Attorneys Who Practice in This Area
- Ian R. Brinkman
- Thomas M. Gish, Sr.
- Donald H. Hess
- J. Elvin Kraybill
- Peter J. Kraybill
- Douglas A. Smith
- Jonna E. Stratton