Experienced Orange County Church And Nonprofit Business Lawyers

Churches and nonprofits in California encounter a wide variety of legal needs that are unique to their operation, including incorporation as a nonprofit organization or religious association, and the establishment of federal and state tax-exempt status. Mahaffey Law Group in Newport Beach has extensive experience in this complex area of law.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 attorneys across the country and acting as lead council, has become a trusted adviser and advocate for all kinds of religious, charitable and philanthropic organizations. Our firm has served as counsel 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.

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