Our attorneys are experienced in providing the following services:
Formation and Organization
We form and qualify IRC § 501(c) organizations.
Tax, Corporate and Finance
We advise exempt organizations on issues relating to their tax status. We assist with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, bond financings, mortgage financing, bridge loans and issues related to for-profit and nonprofit subsidiaries.
We assist boards of directors in the development, refinement and updating of corporate documents and the formulation and implementation of best practices policies. The documents below are samples for general information and background purposes. They are not intended to provide legal advice. Please consult legal counsel before adapting a document for your use and the particular facts and circumstances of your organization. If you wish to consult with a lawyer at Riddell Williams regarding this document or for related advice, please contact Pamela Grinter.
- Nonprofit Compensation Process Policy (PDF)
- Nonprofit Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF)
- Nonprofit Conflict of Interest Policy (Long Form) (PDF)
- Nonprofit Document Retention Policy (PDF)
- Nonprofit Document Retention Policy (Long Form) (PDF)
- Nonprofit Joint Venture Investment Policy (PDF)
- Nonprofit Whistleblower Policy (PDF)
We assist in the leasing, planning, design, construction and operation of headquarters buildings and program facilities, including libraries, theaters, community centers, sports facilities, and light industrial buildings.
We assist organizations by designing and reviewing employee handbooks and policies, conducting management training, and advising on compliance with labor and employment laws. We help negotiate and prepare executive employment agreements and advise on the administration of retirement, health, deferred compensation and other employee benefit plans.
We draft and negotiate agreements that cover the transfer and licensing of copyrights and publicity rights, assist with brand and marketing strategies, negotiate and draft nondisclosure agreements, and prepare policies and agreements for websites and Internet commerce.
Our donor-related charitable planning activities range from structuring tax-advantaged gifts to establishing family foundations, charitable trusts (including both charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts) and donor-advised funds and supporting organizations.