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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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  • POST INCORPORATION

$450 - $600 avg.

LawTrades
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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

Eduardo B.

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I was interested in starting my own software consultancy (Beta Reduction) in the United States but since I lived in Mexico I wasn’t sure about the right way for a non-resident of the United States to start a company. Luckily, I found LawTrades which I have used for multiple projects ranging from incorporation to a consultation on how to begin preparing an application for an E-2 visa.

Vik S.

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After using Lawtrades, I was able to effeciently find a qualified IP lawyer to help accelerate my start-up. The platform is user friendly and supplies a quality list of competent attorneys you are freely able to connect with. Would recommend this service to anyone trying to make legal connections.

Alain K.

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LawTrades has been pivotal for us by providing great legal advice and simplify things for us to understand exactly what and why we needed to do x,y and z. I remember I heard about the platform at a Meetup event and all I needed to do was follow up with one of the founders to ask for general advice. I was then directed to their website where I linked up with an attorney through a click of a button. Almost everything from there on became automated. We incorporated quickly and efficiently without breaking the bank. I have since used the platform several times again for things like our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Vendor Agreements and Lawtrades has always lived up to its standards of makings things simpler and more cost effective. Very pleased with the platform and will continue to handle my legal work through it. A little bonus point. They’ve been very generous and every time I referred someone to the platform I got a discount on my next project. Highly recommend!

Mohamed M.

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Both times I’ve had the experience any startup founder wants - a simple, quality experience, delivered quickly at the best possible price. That’s what I feel I got. After having a terrible 4 month long experience trying to set up a local US business bank account (being a non US resident) with one branch, which eventually fell through, both Jared and Ashish helped me establish an account with one of their partnered banks in a matter of weeks, for a grand total of $0. Massive pain killer. Disclosure - I was paying for other services (Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, company setup etc), but they knew this banking situation was causing me serious problems and they helped facilitate the opening seamlessly, and as Shane Ballman mentioned above, without nickle and dimeing.

Josh Muccio.

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I've used LawTrades for legal stuff twice. Both times I got it done in half the time for half the price. And the best part is you know exactly what you're getting into up front.

Amber K.

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Glad I found LawTrades when I needed the help. I didn’ t need anything complicated, just the legal documents I needed to improve my business. I got connected with Jared Stark to draw up my documents for me and I’ve been going back to him and LawTrades for new documents and revisions ever since.

David A.

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It was such a great experience, that I go back to Jared for every legal item we need and constantly lean on his expertise. I’ve referred him to other SaaS Founders, for advice and legal help, as well. Highly recommend you check out what they are doing… making Legal processes so much easier, convenient, and manageable. Plus, they truly are making sure you aren’t getting crushed by outrageous legal fees that many other law firms do.

Shane B.

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I needed to re-home my company from Georgia to Delaware, and they put me in contact with a lawyer (Hi Jon!) who is responsive, eager to help, and understands law as it relates to startups. Not only is this guy awesome to work with, it was a flat rate on the project and I’ve gone back to him several times afterwards and he doesn’t nickel and dime me for follow-up questions about the move.

What people
are saying

(100+ Positive Reviews)

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Reviews

Ori A.

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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. The Attorney assigned to my project was available on demand to help out explain things every step of the way and I think the guys at LawTrades have done a great job with making you feel extremely comfortable. After all was done I even got an email and a call from one of the co founders of the company to make sure I had a seamless experience. I never got a call from other companies I had used in the past like Legal zoom and the whole thing always felt so automated. Yes, granted Legal zoom probably have way more clients than Lawtrades and as such would not be feasible for their management to call everyone, however, that was a nice touch which I do appreciate. I will definitely be heading back to Lawtrades whenever I require legal assistance.

Kris G.

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Ease of use, professionalism of staff, and the exceptionally fast service. My LLC was formed overnight! Outstanding. I highly recommend LawTrades and Bradley Rothschild, Esq.

Janet S.

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Quick and easy, I used LawTrades and worked with attorney Jonathan Hood to review a NDA. I got my questions answered right away. Arman was a great help making the connection. Would highly recommend the service.

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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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