Not-for-Profits

Building a strong foundation for your not-for-profit is critical for success. Our Not-for-Profit team is specialized in working with not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations. We work with organizations of all sizes on legal work such as tax exemption issues, board operations, bylaws, certificates of incorporation, fundraising issues, contracts, and more. Our attorneys also have extensive experience in developing, maintaining, merging, and dissolving not-for-profit organizations. 

P&F’s Different Client Experience allows our attorneys to use firm-wide knowledge to apply to each client. This allows us to specialize in handling corporate and employment issues specifically related to not-for-profit organizations.  

Overview

We’re here to help you with the legal work, while you focus on your mission. We provide the following services and counsel for Not-for-Profit entities:    

  • Entity Formation & Tax Exempt Filings

  • Corporate Governance

  • Contract Drafting, Review, and Negotiation

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • Privacy Laws & Regulation

  • Operational and Intra-Company Issues

  • Private Placements

  • Copyright, Trademark, Registration, and Disputes

  • Commercial Real Estate & Financing

  • HIPAA Compliance

  • False Claims Act

  • Not-for-Profit Litigation

  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Labor & Employment

 

Representative Matters

  • Represents an educational entity related to any and all legal issues that the student organization faces throughout any academic year, including but not limited to general counseling, litigation issues, and labor and employment issues

  • Retained by an education institution for a formation of a not-for-profit entity and with advisement on applications for tax-exempt status

  • Represented local municipality with respect to specific union related civil service law Section 75 disciplinary proceedings

  • Retained by quasi-governmental housing authority to represent in all aspects of litigation including, but not limited to, litigation surrounding federal contracting

  • Retained by local Town elected official with respect to the defense of allegations of sexual harassment;

  • Awarded contract by a County medical center for matters related to Labor & Employment counseling, investigation, and litigation

  • Counseled and assisted a not–for–profit organization with the negotiation and reinvigoration of a public–private partnership agreement with a municipality

  • Represented municipalities and public officers in Article 78 proceedings, including representing a city in its defense of such proceedings brought against the city, its agencies and commissioners.  Our experience also extends to Article 78 proceedings related to collective bargaining and disciplinary matters

  • Advised and represented municipalities with respect to personnel and disciplinary matters covered by New York Civil Service Law.  Our experience includes, but is not limited to, advising municipal employers on civil service job classifications, probationary periods, appointments, promotions, and reassignments; advising on discipline and termination under Section 75; and advising on return–to–work procedures after leave of absences in accordance with Section 72

Legal Briefings

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Not-for-Profit Attorneys

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Brett Farrow

Group Leader

585.730.7805

bfarrow@lawpf.com

Bridget Kehm

Associate

585.585.730.4773 ext. 116

bkehm@lawpf.com

Phone 585.730.4773

Fax 888.971.3736

69 Cascade Drive Suite 307

Rochester, New York 14614

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