If you are considering setting up a 501(c)3 organization or have been named executive director or president of the board of directors, it is important to understand the specific legal requirements you will be working under. In order to maintain tax-free status in Missouri and Illinois, not-for-profit organizations must be operated under the rules of governance approved by the state's office of Secretary of State.
Members of a nonprofit board of directors are subject to fiduciary responsibilities that can lead to serious legal problems if a member or the corporate entity is accused of violating the terms of its charter or engaging in illegal activities.
Lawyers Serving Not-For-Profit Organizations in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area
Herzog Crebs LLP regularly advises executive directors and boards of directors in the proper setup, chartering procedures and operational requirements for 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area in Missouri and Illinois.
We have been meeting the legal needs of not-for-profit organizations in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area in Missouri and Southern Illinois for nearly 30 years.
Our services include acting as outside general counsel for issues related to:
- Chartering and entity formation
- Employment manuals, policies and procedures
- Contracts with outside service providers
- Mergers with other related organizations
- Establishing branch operations, acquisition of property
- Municipal contracts for services
- Board fiduciary responsibilities
- Unrelated business income taxes (UBITs)
- Insurance needs
Contact Us to Meet with one of our Attorneys
Call us or send an email to our offices in St. Louis or in Edwardsville or Belleville, Illinois, to discuss your legal needs regarding not-for-profit operations.
Please contact one of the following attorneys: