Charities & Not-For-Profit Expertise
Charities and not-for-profits are accountable to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC), and must follow the guidelines in order to maintain a current registration with the ACNC. Ensuring the proper legal structures in place can help you maximise profits and minimise costs.
Our lawyers are actively involved in the charity and not-for-profit sector by way of charity director/board positions and charity advisory roles. As such, our lawyers have experienced firsthand the sorts of challenges encountered by charities and not-for-profits. With this experience, our lawyers are well positioned to understand the broader culture and context of any charity or not-for-profit advice.
Our lawyers are committed to providing expert advice in relation to tax exemptions, corporate governance, litigation, partnerships and collaborations, or funding.
Our team has experience assisting charities with the following:
- advising on appropriate legal structure and preparing governing documents;
- meeting legislative and regulatory requirements;
- GST compliance and availability of duty exemptions;
- fundraising registration;
- employment law;
- corporate governance;
- government funding advise;
- establishment of charitable trusts and bequest clauses in Wills;
- intellectual property advice;
- litigation and dispute resolution; and
- risk assessment.
Our team are well practiced at establishing best practice protocols to ensure your charity complies with the relevant legislation, and delivering transparency and accountability.
We have vast experience providing charities and not-for-profit organisations with a range of other commercial legal services, including: advice on contracts, property transactions, investments, and joint ventures.
Get in touch with us today to register your charity or not-for-profit, or to discover how to can assist your organisation.
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