Hunton Law

Legal Counsel for Nonprofits, Foundations & Social Enterprises

Legal Counsel for Nonprofits, Foundations & Social Enterprises

Hunton Law offers the following services:

  • selecting the appropriate legal entity to maximize both purpose and profit, based on the venture's business model, sources of capital, goals of the founders, and other key startup considerations 
  • defining and articulating mission and theory of change
  • business planning and strategies to achieve social impact for existing entities and new ventures
  • legal entity formation (see client types
  • tax considerations in forming and operating entities
  • legal considerations relating to funding models and revenue sources
  • corporate transactional work and compliance
  • governance and corporate documentation
  • employment and contractor agreements
  • contract negotiation and drafting
  • legal arrangements and transactions between for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations
  • structural changes, conversions, suspensions, and dissolutions

Specific services for tax-exempt and nonprofit clients:

  • applying for tax-exempt status
  • compliance with tax-exempt status and reporting requirements
  • private foundation grantmaking
  • advising on activities that may be subject to IRS restrictions, including earned income and revenue generating activities, unrelated business taxable income, political campaigning, lobbying, excess benefit transactions, private inurement, private benefit
  • governance and management policies, including conflict of interest, compensation, fundraising, gift acceptance, document management, and whistleblower
  • fundraising registration and agreements