Nonprofit Law in Minneapolis

Focusing on Nonprofit Legal Issues so You Can Focus on Your Mission

You got into the nonprofit field because the passion for your organization’s mission drives you. You are not in this to become an expert in regulations and legal technicalities. But you do know your position requires you to reassure your donors, funders, members, and other stakeholders that you are a good steward of the organization’s assets and mission.

To be that good steward, you have to comply with the various requirements imposed by regulators like the Internal Revenue Service and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. You also need to follow good business practices. That is where our nonprofit attorney can step in.

Focus on Your Mission. We Will Do the Rest.

Attorney Emmett Robertson runs our nonprofit and exempt organization legal practice. Not only is nonprofit law all Emmett practices, but he is also highly involved in the nonprofit world. As a current and former member of many boards, a former employee of multiple nonprofits, and an active participant in many community and professional organizations, Emmett knows this world well—but is still always seeking to learn more.

If you choose to work with Rubric Legal, you will have our advice, support, and guidance through all phases of your organization’s lifespan, from nonprofit formation and application for tax exemption to crisis management and merger or dissolution. If you need help with one issue, we can do that. If you are looking for outside general counsel that can provide nonprofit expertise, we can do that, too. When you want your lawyer to be down-to-earth, accessible, and as concerned as you are about the health and success of your nonprofit, look no further.

Nonprofit Legal Services

Nonprofits face unique legal issues as a result of their tax-exempt status and often require expert advice. Our firm helps nonprofits with the following:

  • Nonprofit start-ups and mergers or dissolutions
  • Creating, revising, or interpreting organizational documents (articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies, etc.)
  • Hiring, managing, and firing employees.
  • Applications for tax-exempt status
  • Nonprofit governance
  • Fiscal sponsorship/fiscal agent activities
  • Drafting, reviewing, revising, or enforcing contracts, leases, or related documents
  • Handling tax-exempt status concerns, including tax advice and written tax opinions
  • Property and sales tax exemption
  • Unrelated Business Income
  • Managing donations, including restricted funds, endowments, and donor-advised funds
  • Charitable solicitation registration and compliance
  • Working with affiliates, chapters, coalitions, etc.
  • Navigating legal requirements of government grants or contracts
  • Compliance issues related to lobbying, policy advocacy, or partisan campaign issues
  • Operations in multiple states or internationally
  • Preparing for or securing representation for a lawsuit

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you do not see an issue your nonprofit or tax-exempt organization is experiencing, reach out to us. We will help if we can. If we are not the right fit for you, we will direct you to the best resource for resolving your situation.

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Contact us today if you have a question about a nonprofit.

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Nonprofit leaders often know they need legal help, but worry about the costs involved in hiring a nonprofit attorney. With services from Rubric Legal LLC, you will find yourself in good hands while also benefiting from our sliding scale and other flexible fee structures. Call our Minneapolis-based law office at (612) 465-0074 or contact our nonprofit lawyer online to get started.