Keough & Moody, P.C. believes that it is the support and love of our community that brought us to this level of success, and we feel it is our duty to give them something in return through what we do best. That is why our attorneys are dedicated to providing cost-effective, practical solutions to non-profit organizations to aid in their mission and contribute to make the community a better place for everyone.
Why We Provide Not-For-Profit Representation
Non-profit organizations are often faced with legal challenges that sometimes lead to judicial and administrative proceedings. Similar to corporations and businesses, non-profit organizations such as private foundations, trade associations, educational and religious institutions, public charities, NGOs, and others, are questioned about the property issues, land use, governance problems, liability issues, tax and auditing concerns, and various employment matters. In such situations, the individuals running the administration require the counsel of an attorney to help them avoid any legal issues.
This is where the attorneys at Keough & Moody, P.C. come into play. We have been working for the benefit of the community for several years now, and use our legal experience to protect the welfare of non-profit organizations. Whether you have been operating for years or have just started your noble cause, our team of attorneys can provide the legal assistance you need.
At Keough & Moody, P.C., we work with clients to acquire and maintain their tax-exempt status. We provide legal counsel regarding formation and operation, tax planning, capitalization, succession planning, corporate governance, mergers, joint ventures, and acquisitions, compliance, reporting requirements, and several others.
We also educate our clients and facilitate the growth of their organization by advising them on general operations, investments, corporate matters, asset protection, patent and trademark protection, licensing issues, land use and zoning issues, real estate matters, charitable giving, and fundraising. In addition, our attorneys take out time to cater to the needs of our communities by serving as board members, advisors, and directors for a number of community interest and non-profit organizations.
Legal Services for Non-Profit Organizations
Our legal services are tailored to cope with the special needs of non-profit and charitable organizations. Our non-profit clients seek counsel concerning the following legal matters:
- Tax-exempt status
- Not-for-profit and for-profit subsidiaries
- Contracts and leases
- Compliance with tax reporting laws and requirements
- Complex charitable gifts
- Board resolutions and governance matters
- Articles of incorporation and bylaws
- Self-dealing, private benefit, and excess benefit transactions
- Gift acceptance policies
- Fundraising regulations
- Help with avoiding of unrelated business income tax (UBIT)
The aim of our team is to help in the formation of non-profit groups and keep them safe from legal implications so they are able to keep serving their communities as effectively and efficiently as possible. We provide both day-to-day assistance and strategic planning to enable you to focus on your mission.
If you are a non-profit organization facing any legal issues, contact Keough & Moody, P.C. today to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your case. We have offices in Naperville and Chicago, IL.