Comprehensive Nonprofit Association Law Services

At Hantzes & Associates, we are proud to provide comprehensive legal guidance and experienced representation to nonprofit professional organizations, foundations, religious organizations and other tax-exempt groups in Washington, D.C., and throughout Virginia.

Providing Proven Legal Solutions For Nonprofit Associations

With decades of experience counseling nonprofits, we understand the unique challenges your tax-exempt organization can face. Finances are often tight and your organization needs to avoid taking unnecessary financial risks. Conferences are a main source of revenue for many of our nonprofit clients. If the hotel or another venue fails to deliver what was promised, your organization may lose members as well as money.

Before you are faced with a dispute, we can help you reduce your potential liability. We offer cost-effective and solutions-oriented legal representation, addressing your business law needs, including:

  • Drafting and revising organizational documents such as articles of association and bylaws
  • Governance issues, including officer and director liability, board orientation, restructuring, affiliates and member issues
  • Ongoing organizational issues, including updating and amending bylaws to reflect changing policies and procedures, and reorganization
  • Ethics issues, including drafting codes and enforcement procedures and advising committees
  • Employment law matters, including employment and severance agreements, dispute prevention and management and more
  • Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, IRS requirements for maintaining tax-exempt status, and antitrust laws
  • Contract drafting and review, including vendor contracts, hotel and conference venue contracts, leases and intellectual property protection agreements
  • Regulatory and other litigation matters, representation in proceedings and negotiation
  • Annual conference planning and organization, including contracts with hotels and vendors

Nonprofit organizations face complex challenges, both within the association - such as member conflicts, organization changes and ethics concerns - and externally. Not all business law attorneys are well-qualified to help nonprofits properly address these concerns.

Skilled Advocacy And Meaningful Advice

Our founding lawyer, Nicholas Hantzes, has extensive experience practicing nonprofit association law. He has represented nonprofit organizations for over 25 years. Today, our clients include the American Occupational Therapy Association, National Association For Gifted Children and the Foundation For Earth Science Information Partners.

To discuss how we can be of service to your nonprofit association, please contact us. Call 703-378-5000 for a free initial telephone consultation or send in this form.