Not-for-profit

Our specialist team of not-for-profit (NFP) lawyers can help your organisation master risk, manage tax concessions and maximise efficiency. 

We know that the complex rules and regulations that govern not-for-profits mean running an NFP or charity isn’t like running other organisations. There’s a greater need to be transparent and straightforward in everything you do.

You need to be able to justify how every dollar has been raised, as well as how it’s been spent. You also need to be mindful of the effect that bad publicity can have on your ability to carry out your objectives, including your ability to fundraise.

If that’s not enough, as an NFP you still face the same need to comply with the general laws that regulate business, such as employment law, contract law, tax law and other commercial rules and regulations. The only difference is that as an NFP you often have to do it on tighter budgets and in the face of far greater scrutiny.

That’s why our NFP lawyers don’t just focus on giving your organisation the best legal advice, we actively look to deliver better value. And we do this by building a culture of legal compliance that makes you more confident in your day-to-decisions and less reliant on your lawyers.

 

We can:

  • Assist you with Court proceedings that directly affect you relating to charitable trusts, gifts and bequests.

  • Help you apply for charitable fundraising status and obtain an authority to fundraise.

  • Help you apply for tax concessions and advise you on exemptions and obligations under other tax laws, including GST, PAYG and more.  

  • Show you how to minimise risk by making sure your organisation has a culture of legal compliance.

  • Advise you on your Board obligations so that you stay on the right side of rules and regulations that govern NFPs and charities.

  • Advise you on your obligations to employees and other employment law issues.

  • Help you negotiate contracts with suppliers, as well as leases, sponsorship and other commercial arrangements.

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