Experienced Orange County Church And Nonprofit Business Lawyers
We work with a broad spectrum of nonprofit entities, including:
- Churches and schools
- Nonprofit foundations
- Charitable enterprises
A Commitment To Justice
Our firmwide commitment to producing positive results while adhering to a strong faith and the highest ethical standards serves us well in our work with church and nonprofit clients, as well as all of our corporate law clients.
Founding attorney Douglas Mahaffey has led the charge in establishing a close working relationship with Winters & King, Inc., a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based law firm that has built a nationwide reputation as a trusted adviser and advocate for all kinds of religious, charitable and philanthropic organizations. Our firm has served as co-counsel with Winters & King, Inc., on cases involving churches and nonprofit organizations. Among the notable clients that we represent through this partnership is Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest religious television network.
Assisting With Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status And More
We assist with establishment of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and compliance. Nonprofit incorporation in California requires filing the proper forms with four government agencies: the California Secretary of State, the California Attorney General, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Franchise Tax Board. It is a smart idea to work with a lawyer who is experienced in this process in order to avoid mistakes that could become costly later.
If you are an established nonprofit, you are aware that there are numerous daily issues that require legal assistance. Too often, churches and other nonprofits attempt to work through complex business issues, tax matters or even potentially litigious situations without assistance from an attorney. We understand that budgets for these organizations are tight, but our experience — and more importantly, the experience of our nonprofit clients — is that involving our firm early in the process often helps avoid more costly legal issues down the road.