Those interested in starting a nonprofit organization can receive assistance with formation of the nonprofit, including counseling on whether to start a nonprofit and alternative options; types of nonprofits; appropriate tax-exempt status classification; incorporation and bylaws; assistance with first board meeting; and other governance matters.

Services available for existing nonprofit corporations:

  • Assistance with Massachusetts charity registration
  • Tax-exempt status application (IRS Form 1023 for 501(c)(3) charities or 1024 for other 501(c) entities)
  • Application to IRS for reinstatement following automatic revocation
  • Counseling on nonprofit governance issues, fundraising, etc.
  • Assistance with other legal matters, such as contracts, leases, etc.
  • Dissolutions

To apply for services, complete our Application for Services.

We do not provide legal services to individuals.