Nonprofit Practice

Providing the Guidance You Need

At For Purpose Law Group, we bring years of experience and expansive knowledge of the complex, nonprofit tax-exempt sector, giving you the confidence you need for the future.

We can assist you in starting a nonprofit, or growing your organization to meet your mission, vision and passion. 

Nonprofit organizations come in all shapes and sizes, and we have experience with them all.

For example, some nonprofits are public charities or private foundations exempt under 501(c)(3). Others are social welfare organizations, exempt under 501(c)(4). There are also unions exempt under 501(c)(5) and business leagues exempt under 501(c)(6).

Therefore, we’ve dedicated ourselves over the past twenty years to honing a focused expertise with the legal, tax and operational challenges facing nonprofit organizations every day.

That’s one of the reasons why FPLG Attorneys have been asked to be academic professors on the subject. Our partners are on faculty at the University of San Diego and at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Nonprofit Formation and Exemption

Are you looking to quickly, efficiently and competently start a nonprofit organization and gain the appropriate federal and state exemption on an affordable flat-fee basis?

Great! That’s one of our specialities. We have a 100% success rate in forming and gaining exemption for our nonprofit clients.

Then, once you’ve obtained that important tax exempt status – we can help you apply for Property Tax Exemption, if you qualify.

Nonprofit Outside General Counsel

One of the most useful services we offer to organizations just like yours is serving as your Outside General Counsel. 

What that means for you is that you will have access to immediate and responsive legal counsel, with experience drafting a variety of contracts and governance policies.

We can also help cure a variety of corporate compliance problems, provide guidance on state and federal tax issues, and we can assist an organization with operations in a different state.

About to hire your first employee? As Outside General Counsel, we can help you navigate the complex statutes and rules for doing so in California. We can also guide your organization through the proper worker classification between independent contractor, employee and volunteer.

Are you fundraising nationally?  We have experience determining whether or not your organization must file registration statements to remain in compliance with various fundraising laws in the different states.

In other words, we can be your “go to” nonprofit legal resource for the lifetime of your nonprofit organization. 

Nonprofit Annual Maintenance

Another incredibly useful service we offer is Nonprofit Annual Maintenance, ensuring that your organization is in good standing. After all, the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board, the California Secretary of State and the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts all want to know what you are up to.

We are a boutique firm, focused on serving nonprofit organizations and social enterprises throughout California.

Our nonprofit attorneys can serve clients throughout the state with offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Contact us for a free 20 minute consultation.