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Legal protection for creative professionals, cultural institutions, and non-profits

Non-profits

If your organization is seeking a tax-exempt status, preparing long-range, business, or marketing plans, needing advice on administration and board governance, employment and volunteer management, or non-profit policies and ethics, we are here to help.

Why we can help

We believe charitable organizations need an alternative to large, expensive law firms. As lawyers who understand the inner workings of the non-profit world, we are proud to offer affordable legal services to further your group’s mission.

Common issues we cover

  • Nonprofit organization and governance
  • Grants
  • Independent contractors
  • Contract drafting
  • Intellectual property rights

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Client stories

Non-profit’s story: Founder establishes tax-exempt status

The scenario

While reading the paper one afternoon, we came across an article about the Lancaster Film Commission. Curious, we contacted the organization to find out more about the organization. Jay Ingram, the executive director, explained that he founded the organization and needed help establishing its tax exempt status.

Our solution

We drafted and filed the necessary documents, including articles, bylaws, and a conflict of interest policy. Then we prepared and filed an application for federal tax exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which was accepted by the IRS with no substantial changes. The Lancaster Film Commission now provides a variety of services to film producers in central Pennsylvania, including location scouting, local permitting assistance, and other consulting services.

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