Nonprofit Organizations Legal Clinics & Resources

Neighborhood Legal Clinic: Nonprofit Law Clinic

  • Every 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Nonprofit Assistance Center
    • Nonprofit Assistance Center
      1265 S Main St 303 A&B
      Seattle, WA 98144
  • Appointment necessary; call (206) 324-5850.
  • This clinic advises nonprofit organizations ONLY.
  • The Neighborhood Legal Clinics service King County residents or clients with legal issues in King County.
  • Sponsored by the King County Bar Association, http://www.kcba.org/pbs/NLC.aspx

Wayfind Nonprofit Legal Services

  • Types of Legal Matters Wayfind Helps With:
    • Incorporation and application for tax exemption status under IRS Code sec. 501(c)(3).
    • Nonprofit Governance – Preparing and revising bylaws; creating articles of incorporation; creating conflict of interest policies; creating whistleblower policies, and creating other corporate documents and policies; and advising on good corporate governance.
    • Maintenance and Compliance – Advice on maintaining 501(c)(3) status, including unrelated business income and compliance with lobbying restrictions.
    • Taxes – Advice regarding federal, state, and local taxes.
    • Contracts – Drafting and advising on business contracts.
    • Employment – Preparing, reviewing and revising personnel policies, employment contracts, and confidentiality agreements.
    • Real Estate – Help with property leases and purchase and sale agreements.
    • Intellectual Property – Assistance with registering trademarks, and advising on copyright protection, license agreements, or website-related agreements. However, we do not provide assistance on patent matters.
    • Risk and Liability Assessment – Assistance on risk and liability assessment including waiver and release forms, and advice on insurance coverage.
    • Federal Tax-Exempt Status – Assistance in applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • If you need help creating a new nonprofit or getting your 501c3 tax-exempt status?  Send us a completed Start-Up Application and $100 non-refundable application fee to contact@wayfindlegal.org or by post to Wayfind, P.O. Box 2134, Seattle, WA 98111.
  • If you are already a nonprofit and need legal help? Send us a completed Existing Nonprofit Application and $100 non-refundable application fee to contact@wayfindlegal.org or by post to Wayfind, P.O. Box 2134, Seattle, WA 98111.
  • More information: website, contact@wayfindlegal.org, 1-866-288-9695

 

Links Updated February 2017.