Like for-profit businesses, educational, religious, and other non-profit organizations encounter complex structural, tax, and human resource issues. However, non-profits also face a set of issues that are unique to service of the public trust. Orr & Reno lawyers are sensitive to the mission of our non-profit clients, but are also cognizant of the need for these organizations to manage themselves efficiently.

Practice Focus

  • Formation of non-profit corporations
  • Application for tax exempt status
  • Compliance with state filing regulations
  • Management of assets, trusts and restricted funds
  • Real estate tax exemption
  • Employment issues and contracts
  • Governance
  • Conflict of interest policies
  • Risk management
  • Faculty tenure
  • Student affairs
  • Alumni affairs
  • Athletic issues
  • Immigration matters
  • Merger / dissolution / affiliations
  • Fund raising
  • Strategic planning

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Representative Matters

  • Assisted religious organizations with forming non-profit corporations and developing bylaws and articles of agreement
  • Counseled non-profit clients on mergers and affiliations
  • Provided advice about volunteer use and retention
  • Created various forms of tax exempt entities to qualify for tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)
  • Litigated leading New Hampshire Supreme Court cases relating to real estate tax exemptions for religious, environmental, camp, and medical organizations

Industries Represented

  • Assisted living and nursing homes
  • Child advocacy and child care/development
  • Counseling
  • Churches
  • Education
  • Libraries
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • Museums
  • Religious organizations
  • Support organizations
  • Veteran’s support organizations
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