Providing legal counsel and representation to non-profit corporations in Washington

Organizing as a non-profit corporation can provide an entity with a number of financial benefits. As a non-profit, a corporation may be exempt from both federal and state taxes and eligible for public or private grants for which for-profit organizations are not. In addition, a non-profit corporation shields its members for personal liability for the corporation’s debts in many cases, and contributions made to these organizations are often tax deductible for the individual or entity that made them.

While these benefits can be significant, non-profit corporations are required to comply with sometimes onerous legal requirements in order to be able to take advantage of them. In order to qualify for tax-exempt status, a corporation must comply with strict federal and state filing deadlines and make its financial situation open to the government entities as well as the public. As a result, it is highly advisable for individuals who are considering starting a non-profit corporation or currently managing an existing non-profit corporation win Washington State to retain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible.

Providing a variety of legal services to Washington State non-profit corporations

There are many ways that an experienced Seattle non-profit corporation attorney can be of assistance, including the following:

  • Entity creation
  • Contract review
  • Representation before state and federal agencies
  • Generating and filing the required documentation
  • Drafting articles of incorporation and bylaws
  • Commercial leases
  • Ensuring compliance with the applicable land use regulation
  • Resolving legal disputes
  • Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status
  • Drafting employment contracts

There are many other ways that an attorney can help, ranging from filing suit on your corporation’s behalf to simply providing legal advice on how to limit legal liability.

Contact a Seattle and Tacoma non-profit corporation law firm today to schedule a consultation with an attorney

The attorneys of the Dickson Frohlich have over 100 years of combined experience practicing law in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. We have the legal skill and experience required to help Washington non-profit corporations succeed. In addition, our lawyers practice in a variety of areas, including business law and litigation, family law, estate planning and probate, construction law, and real estate.

Call our Seattle office at (206) 621-1110 or our Tacoma office at (253) 572-1000 for a free 15-minute consultation with a non-profit corporation attorney.

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    Thomas L. Dickson

    Tom is an experienced litigator and the founding partner of the Dickson Frohlich. For over 30 years, he’s helped clients prevail in their real estate, construction, and business law matters.

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    Robert P. Dickson

    The core of Rob’s legal practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction, real estate, and business law. He represents a wide range of clients, from large construction companies to individual homeowners.

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    Mark S. Johnson

    Mark’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and family law. He works tirelessly to help his clients achieve the outcome they are looking for.

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    Daniel J. Frohlich

    Dan’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and probate law. He has more than 10 years of experience as an attorney serving clients throughout Western Washington.

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    Chris Lindemeier

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Chris practices in a wide range of areas, including business law, real estate law, civil litigation, and intellectual property law.

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    Daniel Pizarro

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Daniel is active in the firm’s civil litigation department. His practice is mainly centered around real estate law, landlord-tenant law, construction law, and probate law.

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    Alexander Wisbey

    Alexander Wisbey comes to the firm with 5 years of experience as a litigator and trial attorney. He has first chaired several jury trials and has extensive experience handling arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and settlements.

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    George Knight

    George is an honors graduate of Emory University School of Law. While there, George served on the Emory Law Journal as an Articles Editor.

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