Non-Profit Law

Non-Profit entities face many of the legal challenges that for-profit businesses face, with the added challenge of operating within the restrictions that entitle them to tax and other benefits. A non-profit attorney has to not only be able to complete the Internal Revenue Service Forms needed for tax exemption, but also has to provide practical advice to the non- profit entity to help it achieve its mission.

The attorneys of McDermottWard provide a full-range of services to non-profit organizations and the people behind them. We have helped numerous individuals and groups with the desire and drive to start a non-profit form the appropriate legal entity and obtain tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. We also assist existing non-profit entities in ensuring that they operate in a way that does not jeopardize their non-profit and tax exempt status. Our services extend to providing practical advice to our non-profit clients, including help with selecting appropriate directors and officers and in defining the roles for such individuals.

Many of our non-profit clients perform services related to behavioral health concerns such as developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse. We therefore have additional expertise in advising entities with respect to Health Care & Mental Health Law.

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Newport News, Virginia 23602

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McDermottWard is located in Newport News, VA and serves clients in and around Fort Eustis, Newport News, Williamsburg, Seaford, Lackey, Yorktown, Hampton, Poquoson, Lightfoot, Rescue, Battery Park, Isle Of Wight County, and York County.