Nonprofit (NPO) Law

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Serving Ventura County since 1971 with unparalleled success. We pride ourselves on a deep tradition of excellence and service to both our clients and our community.
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NPOs have unique needs

Myers Widders understands what makes nonprofits different. Our Nonprofit/Tax-Exempt Practice serves tax-exempt organizations and foundations throughout California.
We concentrate on:

  • Formation
  • Governance
  • Tax (federal, state and local)
  • General day-to-day business and corporate issues
  • Refine your mission and vision statement
  • Incorporate
  • Obtain State and Federal exemption status
  • Establish a board of directors
  • Obtain in-depth training
  • Compliance
  • Insurance disputes
  • Labor and employment matters
  • Litigation
Advocacy & Policy

Board

Communications & Marketing

Development

Human Resources

Leadership & Employee Resources

Legal

Strategic Planning

Technology

Volunteer Management

Our experienced and compassionate attorneys have provided these services to all types of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, including:
  • Charitable organizations
  • Educational organizations
  • Medical research organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Private foundations
  • Social welfare organizations
  • Think tanks
  • Arts and cultural institutions
  • Labor organizations
  • Trade associations
  • Social clubs
  • Political organizations
  • Community associations (HOA)
  • and other non-profit organizations.
We offer comprehensive counsel to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, assisting them with respect to all aspects of nonprofit corporate formation, maintenance and representation.
  • Preparing all organizational documents, e.g. articles of incorporation, bylaws, trusts)
  • Preparation and filing of the Form 1023 or 1024 Applications for Recognition of Exemption under Sections 501(c) 3, (c) 4 (c) 6 and (c) 7 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Advice as to IRS Form 990 (Annual Tax Information Return)
  • Advising on Operational Issues
  • State Laws Regarding Non-Profit Legal Status
  • State Regulatory Compliance
  • Governance and Policy Issues
  • Conflicts of Interest Policies and Interpretation
  • Duties of Board of Directors and Officers
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Third Party Contracts
  • Formation, Restructuring and Dissolution Issues
  • Liabilities of Volunteers and Internships