Non Profit Corporations


Forming a Non Profit Corporation in New York

If you are forming a non profit corporation, we can assist you by providing the following services:
•Draft the Certificate of Incorporation for a Non Profit Corporation
•Obtain Consent to Filing with the Department of State from the applicable agency, such as the New York State Department of Education (The particular agency whose consent may be required will depend on the nature and purpose of the non profit corporation.)
•Obtain Federal Tax Identification Number
•File New York State Registration Statement For Charitable Organizations
•Obtain New York State Attorney General’s Consent to Tax Exempt Status
•File Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)


We Can Help Obtain Required Consents from New York State Agencies or Departments

When drafting the Certificate of Incorporation for a Non Profit Corporation, there are various requirements in order to ensure that it will be accepted by the New York State Department of State, and that it will be approved by the applicable New York State agencies or departments whose consent may be required.


Can a 16 Year Old Serve as a Director of a Non Profit Corporation?

Non profit corporations are sometimes conceived by young adults under the age of 18. Although directors of a non profit corporation are generally required to be at least 18 years of age, under certain circumstances, a person who is between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age may serve as a director of a non profit corporation. In order to permit the non profit corporation to have a director between 16 and 18 years of age, the Certificate of Incorporation must be carefully drafted in order to take advantage of the legal provision that may permit such under age person to serve as a director.


The Certificate of Incorporation of a Non Profit Corporation Must Be Carefully Prepared to Satisfy Various Legal Requirements

It is extremely important that the Certificate of Incorporation of a non profit corporation be meticulously drafted, in order to satisfy all legal requirements, and to facilitate obtaining any required approvals from New York State agencies or departments, as well as to secure tax exempt status for the non profit corporation.


Tell Us About Your Non Profit Corporation

To discuss your non profit corporation with a New York lawyer, we invite you to complete one of our Questionnaires, or click Contact Us to send an email. You may also call Michael W. Goldstein to discuss your non profit corporation by telephone, or to schedule a consultation at our office.

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