McGuire Wood & Bissette values the important, dedicated service of non-profits throughout the region.  Our attorneys have a long and distinguished record of service to non-profits through volunteering and board membership.  Through this service, the attorneys of our non-profit team are heavily involved in the federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting non-profit organizations.  We assist non-profits, including publicly supported organizations, private foundations, and professional and trade associations, in navigating federal and state tax compliance, developing important governance and conflict of interest procedures, and managing their personnel.

  • Organizational planning related to non-profit creation, including tax-exempt applications with the Internal Revenue Service, preparation of bylaws, and entity formation
  • Preparation of documents related to non-profit funding, including grant agreements and charitable fund agreements
  • Advise on nonprofit governance and compliance matters such as conflicts of interest, excess benefit transactions, tax-exempt status, and intermediate sanctions
  • Assist with personnel matters such as drafting employee policies, employee discipline and termination, and employment agreements
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