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Houston and Dallas Non-Profit Lawyers

Empower your mission. At Rodgers Selvera PLLC, we specialize in non-profit law. Let’s ensure your charitable vision thrives.

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How We Can Help With Non-Profit Law

Non-profit organizations embody purpose and passion. At Rodgers Selvera PLLC, we support your mission with meticulous legal support so that your organization can make an impact. From grassroots initiatives to expansive charitable foundations, we handle the non-profit law details so that you’re empowered to focus on your goal, knowing that the legal aspects are in expert hands.

Non-Profit Law Practice Areas

  • Entity Formation
  • Tax-Exempt Status
  • Compliance & Reporting
  • Conflict of Interest Policies
  • Intellectual Property
  • Fundraising Regulations
  • Board Governance
  • Employment Law
  • Contract Review & Drafting
  • Dissolution & Mergers
  • Bylaws & Policies
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Grant & Funding Compliance
  • Dispute Mediation
  • Fiscal Sponsorship Agreements

Understanding Non-Profit Law

Non-profit organizations, whether they be public charities, private foundations, or other types of charitable entities, face a distinct set of challenges and regulatory nuances. While their core mission may be altruistic, these organizations are still bound by complex state and federal laws governing their operations, tax exemption, governance, and more.

A non-profit attorney can guide such organizations through the process of incorporation, securing tax-exempt status from the IRS, ensuring compliance with both state law and federal law, and navigating issues related to employment law, intellectual property, and even political activities. Non-profit law can even encompass broader aspects such as bylaws, dissolutions, governance, and potential litigation.

Even in the non-profit sector, there exists a fine line between maintaining the tax-exempt status and unintentional violations that could jeopardize the organization’s standing, such as private inurement or unauthorized fundraising activities. Thus, having expert legal counsel is imperative, not just to handle transactional matters or potential disputes but to ensure that the non-profit remains compliant, effective, and true to its mission.

Why Should You Work With Rodgers Selvera?

Transforming your intention into a charitable mission demands more than passion; it requires precise legal guidance. At Rodgers Selvera PLLC, we shepherd artists and visionaries through the complexities of non-profit formation and maintenance, ensuring your altruistic endeavors thrive on a sound legal foundation while amplifying your community impact.

We’re not just legal experts; we’re educators, advocates, and allies. With a history of engaging as panelists, guest speakers, and adjunct professors nationwide, we’re at the forefront of shaping dialogue on community and non-profit intersections. Connect with us in Houston, and let’s amplify your mission together.


Non-Profit Law Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the significance of hiring an attorney who specializes in non-profit law?

Hiring an attorney who specializes in non-profit law is crucial because the non-profit realm carries specific legal requirements and considerations. A specialized attorney ensures that your non-profit navigates the complex legal landscape of the non-profit sector, from tax exemptions to intellectual property matters, helping you avoid potential pitfalls and ensuring you remain compliant with ever-changing regulations.

2. Can you assist my non-profit entity with business formation and maintenance?

Yes, we can help with choosing the right legal structure, ensuring proper articles of incorporation are filed, guiding on bylaws tailored for non-profits. Our experienced team ensures that while your organization is mission-focused and artistically driven, it also remains compliant with state and federal regulations, enabling it to thrive without any legal hindrances.

3. Are there specific intellectual property considerations for non-profits?

Yes, intellectual property (IP) considerations for non-profits can be unique. While non-profits can hold copyrights, trademarks, and other IP rights, the way these rights are used and monetized can impact the non-profit’s tax-exempt status. Rodgers Selvera PLLC helps ensure that your non-profit’s IP strategy aligns with its mission, avoids unrelated business income tax issues, and properly handles licensing, royalties, and other revenue streams in accordance with non-profit guidelines.

4. What are the common challenges faced by non-profits?

Non-profits often grapple with issues related to fundraising, intellectual property, contract negotiations, and maintaining tax-exempt status. In addition, they may face challenges with sponsorship agreements, venue licenses, and contracts. Legal counsel from a firm like Rodgers Selvera PLLC, experienced in both non-profit and entertainment law, can provide invaluable guidance in navigating these challenges, ensuring that the organization operates within legal bounds while still achieving its artistic and mission-driven goals.

5. What legal considerations are involved with non-profits and sponsorships?

Sponsorship and financing agreements can offer non-profits vital financial support and partnership opportunities. However, it’s essential to structure these agreements in a manner that doesn’t jeopardize the non-profit’s tax-exempt status. Rodgers Selvera PLLC can guide non-profits through drafting, reviewing, and negotiating these agreements, ensuring they are legally sound, beneficial for both parties and consistent with the non-profit’s mission and objectives.


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