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.
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.
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:
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.