SCHOPF LAW, PLLC

Attorney in Clifton Park Center, New York. Conveniently located off Exit 9 of the Northway. Friendly and approachable.

Did you know that I can also assist your non-profit in becoming exempt from New York State property taxes (both County and School). Please click here to learn more.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES

Effective representation for municipalities, Businesses and individuals



Forming a new non-profit corporation.


Prior to forming a new not-for-profit rescue several key questions must be considered:

(1) Are the members and/ or officers and directors of the corporation shielded from personal liability?
(2) Does the entity have proper insurance in case of an accident or lawsuit?
(3) Are you aware of all of the laws and regulations which impact a not for profit organization including mandatory yearly filings with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau?

(4) As of the summer of 2014, new sweeping changes to New York's statutory and regulatory oversight of non-profits went into effect, are you aware of how these impact your venture?

(5) Should the organization incorporate in New York, or is another jurisdiction, such as Delaware more appropriate for your intended operations?

(6) Do you know what UBIT is? - HINT - its a tax on certain income that a non-profit may be required to pay.

If you have answered no to any of these questions or are unsure of the answer you should contact an attorney today to discuss these issues.


Animal Rescue organization legal issues.

From existing not-for-profit companies to start-up animal rescue organizations, I can help guide you through the maze of state and federal regulations, achieve §501(c)(3) status as well as maintain your corporate standing. Animal rescues are a unique "breed" of non-profit that face different challenges than other non-profits. I not only represent a multitude of these types of organizations, I am also a board member of a local rescue organization and have practical experience having sat on numerous other non-profit and membership organization boards.


Religious Organizations and Corporations.


Establishing and running an effective not-for-profit corporation can seem overwhelming, each entity and its mission is different; contact me today to discuss your particular needs.


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