Non Profit Organizations

Butzel Longs nonprofit organizations group helps establish and maintain an organizations nonprofit status. We have created and qualified tax-exempt organizations such as amateur sports organizations, business leagues, churches, educational organizations, employer organizations, fraternal groups, and health care organizations. We have also helped nonprofits preserve their tax-exempt status and comply with state law requirements when conducting corporate and business transactions.

Once a nonprofit organization is established, our team can assist with board of directors recruitment and maximization of board effectiveness. We can also advise on director and non-director volunteer liability and indemnification.

Our team can explain the legal implications of various fundraising practices, prospect research, and volunteer recruitment. We can create planned giving programs and help organizations with risk and crisis management programs. We also assist national organizations with raising their compliance levels at the state and local affiliation levels.

Our nonprofit organizations practice regularly consults on IRS audits and appeals it obtains tax letter rulings and it represents organizations in federal and state tax litigation. We advise groups on unrelated business taxable income, and we help obtain exemptions for state and local property taxes, sales tax, and federal unemployment tax.

Our nonprofit organization attorneys regularly lecture and instruct at continuing education programs for attorneys, accountants, and other professionals who serve nonprofit organizations.