We represent non-profit organizations in a variety of industries that operate regionally, nationally, and globally.

In MA alone there are more than 38,000 non-profit organizations, generating over half a million jobs and employing 17% of the state’s workforce. [1]

We provide the following services specifically tailored to the needs of non-profit organizations:

  • Corporate formations, including preparation of articles of organization, corporate bylaws, and advising on tax-exemption compliance issues.
  • Corporate governance, including restructurings, amendments to articles of organization and corporate bylaws, advising on board of trustee and director matters, conflicts of interest and voting protocols, including interpretations of Roberts Rules of Order
  • Corporate dissolution, including petitions and filings with applicable state agencies and courts
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Formation of for-profit subsidiaries
  • Insurance coverage counsel including:
    • Advice on scope of coverage in relation to the activities in which the organization is engaged
    • Counseling and litigation when issues of coverage arise under Directors and Officers Liability, Errors and Omissions, Employment Practices Liability, and Fiduciary Liability insurance policies.
    • For trade associations, securing of anti-trust coverage policies
    • Resolving coverage disputes through pre-suit negotiation or litigation
    • Representing and defending non-profit insureds when claims are made against them that trigger insurance coverage under their insurance policies.
  • Employment matters, such as employee misclassification, Wage Act violations, employment discrimination, sexual harassment cases, wrongful termination, and various leave laws such as the Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act
  • Guidance for 501c(3) and 501c(6) organizations regarding the securing of compensation consultants to document whether reasonable compensation is being paid to executives
  • Commercial real estate matters, including the purchase, sale, and leasing of properties
  • Lobbying and registration analysis and compliance
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Provide advice/counsel on strategies to limit legal exposure and manage litigation risk:
    • Scope of fiduciary duties
    • Use of donor funds
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Wage and hour laws
    • Employment agreements
  • Technology licensing, outsourcing, and other intellectual property matters, including dispute resolution and technology litigation.

Industries Served

  • Healthcare Companies
  • Health Systems
  • Secondary Schools
  • Start-ups and Emerging Companies
  • Trade Associations
  • Universities and Higher Education

[1] Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

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