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BUSINESS FORMATION

Organize  your non-profit.

Attain 501(c)(3) status with the help of affordable non-profit lawyers.
Make sure your filings are in order 

Gain a fresh perspective
Provides long-term stability

Avg price range

Costs largely depend on the complexity of the project, location, and other details. Speak with our experienced project managers to get an exact price based on your unique project requirements. 

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$450 - $600 avg.

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$300 - $1,300 avg.

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Why

Qualifying to become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization certainly has it’s advantages. First, contributions to these non-profits are deductible on the donor’s income tax returns. Also, they can receive grants from other non-profits and government agencies as well as accept donations from private donations. Perhaps most importantly, directors of these types of non-profits are provided personal liability restrictions. There are some restrictions that non-profits face with this type of special classification. A few include not being able to be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests and the inability to participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates. It's smart to consult with non-profit attorneys to fully understand what's required to attain 501(c)(3) status.

The benefits

Make sure your filings are in order 

It’s helpful to have a professional double-check the materials you’re submitting. Forgetting something will only delay your ability to be protected from personal liability, plus some applications are non-refundable.

Gain a fresh perspective 

Although you may have already come to the conclusion that your organization should be a non-profit, is that really the right move? Experienced non-profit lawyers may suggest another route that makes more sense. 

Provides long-term stability. 

Non-profit lawyers who assist you during formation will have a greater familiarity of your organization and its needs going forward, rather than a random lawyer you’re forced to hire when something goes wrong. 

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

Reviews

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Working with LawTrades has been transformative for our company. Whenever we have a legal project that has to get done, we know we can count on LT to help us find a specialized lawyer for the project at an extremely reasonable price. We've had nothing but great experiences with them thus far, and look forward to continue working with LT for many projects to come!

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This team is EXCELLENT. They will reply almost immediately even in the evening hours and I have found them to be both reliable and dependable. They will answer many confusing questions for anyone and will connect you to the services you need (copyright/patent/trademark/whatever else). Personally, I have tried speaking with law groups and scheduling appointments but nothing is easier than working with LawTrades. The costs are fixed, so no surprises and no hourly ripoffs. You are guaranteed vetted lawyers who are interested in helping you at an affordable rate and you have the best customer service you could ask for. 100% recommend! This is lawyering-up made easy.

Joey C.

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So far has been an excellent experience. My LawTrades attorney is excellent at what he does, has fair pricing, and is as excited to work with our company as we are to build it. LawTrades also has excellent customer support, and I've enjoyed using your interface as well to track invoices. The only thing I would want is the ability to delete projects, and to use your website on my tablet. Other than that, great work. Keep it up! I've already mentioned you to other founders and colleagues!

Justin P.

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I had an excellent experience with LawTrades. From the initial enquiry they located a lawyer (Sylvain) who was ideal for my needs. Sylvain was very friendly, efficient and provided a great service at a great price. I would not hesitate to use LawTrades or Sylvain again. The administration and process from start to finish was made as easy as possible by the LawTrades team.

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Have been working with them since back in 2015. They're building an amazing platform that's really going to disrupt how the legal practice has been looking at for quite a while. Big fan of what they are in the process of building, and the product itself is great too. Recommend this to anyone who's looking for a lawyer, but might be confused about where to start. LawTrades makes it super easy.

Christian C.

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I found LawTrades through an eNewsletter called The Hustle, right around the time I was filing for some trademarks. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out this service. It was SO EASY. LawTrades hooked me up with a Trademark Lawyer who was very knowledgeable, and he had GREAT COMMUNICATION skills. I felt like my business was in great hands, and I've already recommended a few colleagues to use LawTrades. I will definitely use them again, the next time I require legal services. Yes!

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I NEVER post reviews but these guys are on to something. I've used the service a few times and it's awesome. For things that my lawyer would charge me a ton of $ for, I'm able to do at a fraction of the price and manage all of my open items through the system. The lawyers on there are pre-vetted and great to work with, haven't had any issues. They also offer other free resources like contract templates, best practices, etc. I recommend them to my friends when I can.

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Working with my lawyer assign Jon H. was very easy and seamless. He was quick, attentive and answered my questions and concerns in a timely manner. Definitely recommend you and his services.

Hassan A.

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It was so easy to manage through the text interaction when I got started. It was easy, fast and painless. I am very impressed

Jill J.

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Great experience all around, LawTrades was just so much more personal and much better than other startup/online on-demand solutions for legal work,. Almost feels like I handpicked and hired the attorney myself. The Attorney was available to answer questions by phone or text message, so was the LawTrades rep who set the whole thing up. And when setting up new entities you always have questions, so this was a big deal for me.

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Frequently asked
questions

What’s a 501(c)(3) entity?
It's a non-profit organization formed for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes, and organized and operated according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Importantly, none of its earnings can be distributed to private shareholders or individuals.
Can I use a “do it yourself” website?
You could but you’re exposing yourself to risk. Those sites certainly have limitations, largely in that their forms are standardized and may leave out important details specific to your organization. You also miss out on the ability to have an attorney examine the right status and state right for you.
When should a non-profit file for 501(c)(3) status?
It’s smart to file within 27 months of the date you file your nonprofit articles of incorporation. If you file within this time period, your nonprofit's tax exemption takes effect on the date you filed your articles of incorporation.
Do I need an attorney to secure 501(c)(3) status?
Not necessarily - but it’s wise to. Organizations that seek non-profit status are routinely denied. That’s why it’s important to secure an experienced attorney in the beginning because once you’re denied it becomes even more difficult to secure 501(c)(3) status.
Are there any activities which may cause loss of 501(c)(3) status?
There are many activities that can cause a loss in exempt status. If your organization is a 501(c)(3), you are prohibited from engaging in any activity which involves the financial or other support of a candidate running for office. Although a limited amount of lobbying is allowed, this is another area which can cause loss of exempt status if it is excessive. Other areas that can cause problems with maintaining exempt status are using an exempt organization to generate trade or business income, violating the private inurement doctrine, and failing to pay federal income tax and possibly state and local income tax for any net income generated from trade or business activities.
Arman Habib Account Executive at LawTrades

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