Nonprofit Association, Corporation & Partnership Law

Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP's Nonprofit Association, Corporation & Partnership Group has substantial experience in dealing with nonprofit, corporate and partnership needs and is one of the fastest growing areas of the firm's diverse practice and clientele. With the myriad of types of business entities including, Nonprofit Associations, Limited and Family Limited Partnerships, General Partnerships, C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Tax Exempt Organizations, and Limited Liability Companies, our group is well prepared to provide in-depth analysis and evaluation of client needs.

With expertise including contract law, management-side employment law, and antitrust law, the Group forms and acts as general counsel for associations in a variety of industries. In addition to traditional trade associations, the Group can create and provide ongoing legal assistance for cooperatives and industry-sponsored foundations. Working closely with attorneys and governmental advocates in our Government Relations Group, we provide all types of nonprofit entities with full-service legal support from one integrated team.

Our attorneys are experienced in advising clients about which legal entity is best suited for their individual and business needs. Interlinked with the corporate area of law is the family limited partnership, an especially useful tool in family agricultural operations for estate planning purposes. The attorneys at KSC integrate these related areas in order to provide our clients with efficient estate planning in connection with their ongoing commercial endeavors.

The Nonprofit Association, Corporation & Partnership Group guides clients through incorporation and bylaw preparation, and the sometimes onerous process of obtaining tax exempt status at the state and federal levels. Personal contacts within key state and federal agencies as well as years of experience, assist eligible entities in quickly obtaining letters of exemption, sometimes in as little as eight to twelve weeks. Once exempt status is established, the Group can provide advice on issues such as the impact of lobbying activities and unrelated business income on tax exempt status.

The Group also provides ongoing counsel regarding employment practices, liability issues and insurance coverage, antitrust prevention, and board of directors issues. Attorneys knowledgeable in this practice area assists associations in developing mission statements, standards and certification programs, industry codes of ethics, and policies in support of antitrust compliance. The Group's team approach, vast experience and legal resources give clients peace of mind and the freedom to focus on achieving their organization's goals.