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Comprehensive Legal Advice and Services for Oregon Non-Profit Organizations, including Filing for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status

As an entrepreneur himself, Joe has helped establish and run non-profit organizations, and currently serves as president of the board of directors for a national 501(c)(3) organization. JNF Law has worked with tax-exempt organizations in a wide variety of contexts, such as formation, qualifying for tax-exempt status, grants, and revenue generation.

We can help you navigate both the formation and regulatory landscape for 501(c)(3) and other tax-exempt organizations. The formation requirements of starting a non-profit business can be daunting, and the annual reporting requirements can be confusing and, at times, overwhelming. That’s what we’re here for.

Here are just a few examples of how we can help navigate the 501(c)(3) and non-profit landscape:


  • Analyzing the costs and benefits of forming a non-profit or converting to a non-profit.

  • Preparing nonprofit bylaws and articles of incorporation.

  • Helping select a representative and meaningful board of directors.

  • Preparing a conflict of interest policy.

  • Obtaining business permits and registering with the Oregon Department of Justice charitable activities section.

  • Risk management and insurance procurement.

  • Preparing the application for tax-exempt status (typically, Form 1023).

  • Initial registration, and filing of annual reports.

There are many good reasons to organize your business as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Call today to see how we can help.

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