Center for Nonprofit Law is proud of its record of advising and supporting the nonprofit community for over two decades and we thank our friends and supporters for the following kind words unsolicited of praise

  • ...we would like to express our heart-felt appreciation for your assistance thoughout the life of MiningWatch. We cannot imagine that it would have been possible to have set-up the organization without you.MiningWatch

  • ...thank you for a great (actually, enjoyable) meeting last night. I left with a greater understanding of what it takes to run an NGO, but perhaps more telling, long term, a focused view of how to get from here to there.Response Network Displaced Persons

  • The members of the Hellenic-American Cultural Center would like to thank you and your entire staff, for your help, patience and expertise in assisting us to receive our IRS 501(c)(3) status so quickly. As you know, this will certainly help us in our endeavors to get the Cultural Center off the ground for the Greek communities Centennial Celebration in May. We are looking forward to our continued working relationship.Hellenic-American Cultural Center

  • The CLG Board continues to praise me for pulling you in, resolving the problems and securing the funds. You're good for my rep! In all seriousness, I thank you for your time on this at the last moment, your clarity and patience, and vast, confident knowledge.Centro Laboral de Graton

We offer the Nonprofit Start-Up/Tax Exempt Status Package for a very reasonable flat fee.  We guarantee that all of our work complies with all state and federal laws.  Advice and training seminars from an attorney specializing in nonprofit law will ensure that the organization avoids the legal pitfalls which commonly cause problems for newly formed groups.  Our package of services will allow the directors and staff to concentrate on the organization’s programs and activities, while knowing that all of the organization’s legal requirements will be fully and completely satisfied.  Combo-NNS-TX

New Nonprofit Start -Up Package
We offer a special “New Nonprofit Corporation Package” for a very reasonable flat fee which varies according to the complexity of your organization. This comprehensive package of services includes everything needed to successfully start a new nonprofit corporation. We guarantee that all of our work complies with all state and federal laws. Advice and training seminars from our attorney will ensure that the organization is legally prepared for common pitfalls faced by newly formed groups. Our package of services includes preparing and filing your Articles of Incorporation, preparing Corporate Minutes Books, EIN, Board Development Materials, Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Policy, Document Retention and Destruction Policy, Whistleblower and Non-retaliation Policy, Policy Manual, conducting your Organizational Meeting, Preparation of Organizational Meeting Minutes, Registration with Oregon Department of Justice, Board and Staff Training Seminar, and related advice and guidance. NNS-2018.pdf

Tax Exempt Status Package
We offer a special “Tax Exempt Status Package” for a very reasonable flat fee which varies according to the complexity of your organization. This comprehensive package of services includes everything needed to successfully gain Tax Exempt Status. This package of services includes preparing and compiling the full application with complete documentation to submit to the Internal Revenue Service, training seminar, provide interim and final donation receipts and direct communication with the Internal Revenue Service if the reviewing agent has questions or needs additional information.TX-2019.pdf

Fiscal Sponsorship Agreements
This includes initial meeting to discuss provisions of and type of the agreement, preparation of the Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement, answer questions regarding the Agreement, and final draft for Board Adoption.
Bylaws: Up-to-date and legally compliant Bylaws are fundamental to the effective operations of a nonprofit organization. Our Bylaws package includes initial meeting to discuss provisions of the bylaws, preparation of draft bylaws, answer subsequent questions regarding bylaw provisions, and make final edits to bylaws to prepare for Board adoption. We are also available to review existing and new bylaws or bylaw changes at our regular hourly fee.

Organizational Dissolution Package
This package including notification of Oregon Department of Justice of Intent to Dissolve, writing and filing of Articles of Dissolution, and sending notification of dissolution to the Internal Revenue Service.

Nonprofit Corporation Board Training Seminar: This seminar is included in the New Nonprofit Package and may also be purchased separately. Our seminar covers a variety of important topics and is designed to educate the organization about the proper management of a nonprofit corporation, to alert it to a variety of potential legal problems or traps that nonprofit groups commonly face, and to answer questions about any and all aspects of operating and managing a nonprofit corporation. We custom tailor this session to meet the needs of the organization and its Board of Directors. See our link for more details.

Tax Exempt Status Seminar
The tax exempt status package includes an educational seminar for the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and members. This seminar may also be purchased separately. This custom-tailored seminar covers topics regarding how to legally and properly manage a tax exempt, nonprofit organization including handling Conflicts of Interest and IRS Guidelines, record keeping requirements for tax exempt donations, unrelated business income, foreign activities, professional fundraising, improper private benefit, and more. See our link for more details.

Legal Compliance Review
This is a customized session with an attorney in our office to examine governance documents, records, operations and performances of the organization for compliance with the organization’s stated mission statement and state and federal regulations. See our link for more details.

Registered Agent Service
Registered Agent Service: As an organization’s Registered Agent, our staff is available to answer questions about the corporation’s status, reporting requirements, bookkeeping procedures and other issues. We will facilitate the submission of the Annual Report with the Oregon Corporation Division. As Registered Agent, we will accept service of all legal notices, lawsuits and other legal documents relevant to the corporation and make sure all documents are handled properly. As part of these services, we regularly update and review corporate files, track and process the Oregon Corporation Division Annual Report, perform an annual status check to confirm filing of the required annual reports, and write letters or contact your organization by phone to remind you of the of the reporting requirements and deadlines for required state and federal annual reports.

Other Legal Services
All of our services are also offered a la carte at an hourly rate including reviewing and updating of Articles, Bylaws, Policies, Contracts, Fiscal Sponsorship Agreements and other documents. We also provide legal advice on related issues such as employment, Board controversies, harassment, etc. These services are also charged at an hourly rate.

  • In the stressful turbulence of the election evening I did not get to thank you for your extraordinary efforts in a very difficult situation….Again your efforts to give sound legal advice were most appreciated.–German American Society

  • Thanks for all your hard work for us. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for you.–FACES Foundation

  • Thank you for your thoughtfulness, consideration and sound advice.–Catholic Community Services of Lane County

  • Without your expertise and patience, the path to incorporation and, certainly, to tax exempt status would have been overwhelming.–Titanic Lifeboat Academy