Serving South Florida Since 1974

Cohesive Counsel To Help The Gold Coast’s Nonprofits Thrive

Nonprofit organizations are governed by a complex framework of laws and regulations. Having knowledgeable legal guidance is critical to avoiding noncompliance and fulfilling your nonprofit’s goals.

When you need representation from a reliable and established team, MacLean and Ema, P.A., is ready to assist you. We have served the individuals, business entities and nonprofits of the Gold Coast since 1974. Our attorneys can provide cohesive, strategic counsel about all the laws that affect your 501(c)(3).

Forming A Nonprofit

If you are interested in establishing a nonprofit, you have a long road ahead. Fortunately, we can help you navigate it. Our team has guided many people toward their dream of forming a nonprofit. We assist with filing documents, getting tax-exempt status, governing operations and minimizing potential exposure. Your dream of serving the public is closer than ever when you have us on your side.

Florida Rules For Nonprofits

The state has many regulations that all nonprofits must follow if they wish to operate successfully. Some of the most important rules for Florida nonprofits include but are not limited to:

  1. Appointing at least three directors on a board
  2. Naming a registered agent
  3. Having an officer to handle the minutes of board meetings
  4. Filing Articles of incorporation with the state
  5. Adopting initial bylaws

These steps might seem overwhelming, but you do not have to tackle them alone. You can work with a lawyer at our firm who will explain what to do and handle everything they can so you can focus on your nonprofit’s mission.

Protecting A Nonprofit

Even a minor problem can quickly derail a well-intentioned 501(c)(3). We can defend you from audits and lay the groundwork to prevent troubles from arising in the future. If a disgruntled party files a lawsuit against you, we strive to resolve it out of court quickly and cost-effectively. We are also tenacious litigators who will go to court for you if necessary. Every measure we take is designed to set up your nonprofit for long-term success so you can help your community for years to come.

Set Your Nonprofit Up For Success With A Lawyer’s Help

Speak with us at MacLean and Ema, P.A., to learn how we can help you in forming, protecting or operating your nonprofit organization. Call our Pompano Beach office to schedule an initial consultation with us. To begin, please call 954-785-1900 or send us an email.