Corporate Governance and Tax Exempt Organization Law

Corporate Governance and…

Novara Dorn represents Michigan businesses of all types and sizes, from startups to large corporations, with respect to corporate governance issues. We work with for-profit businesses as well as tax exempt and nonprofit organizations.

All corporate entities, whether for-profit or nonprofit, require sound legal guidance regarding governance issues. Corporate governance deals with establishing and enforcing the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved in the corporation, including directors, managers, shareholders and other stakeholders. As a related matter, governance includes ensuring that the organization complies with all applicable state and federal law and regulations.

For many organizations, however, it's not practical to maintain in-house counsel. At Novara Dorn, we meet the need of Michigan nonprofits and corporations with respect to legal counsel regarding corporate governance.

Experienced, Cost-Effective Guidance for Michigan Businesses and Nonprofits

Attorney Heather Dorn has over 20 years of experience in assisting clients with corporate governance issues. The firm makes it a priority to develop long-term working relationships with our clients, understanding their needs and goals and ensuring that their corporate conduct furthers their aims.

Among the services we provide are:

  • Establishment of 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations
  • Form 1023 and 1024 preparation
  • Tax-exempt compliance issues
  • Drafting bylaws and policy documents
  • Reviewing existing corporate documents and advising as to needed additions and revisions
  • Establishing criteria for compensation of executives
  • Development and drafting of internal corporate policies
  • Ensuring compliance with bylaws
  • Preparation of annual reports
  • Advising as to applicable state and federal regulations and ensuring compliance
  • Conducting seminars for boards of directors on governance and compliance issues such as maintaining tax-exempt status
  • Guidance on annual meetings/minute preparation

Novara Dorn works with companies and nonprofits at all stages of their life cycle, from formation to dissolution, keeping them on track with governance issues so that they can focus on the work of their organizations.

Trusted Advisors for Business Corporations and Tax Exempt Organizations

Most of our clients come to us through referrals from companies and nonprofits with which we've worked in the past, and from colleagues who know and trust our work. We offer flexible and transparent pricing so that organizations can be assured of excellent legal support while managing their expenses.

From our Southfield office, Novara Dorn serves clients in Metropolitan Detroit, throughout Michigan and nationally. We invite you to contact us at (248) 945-0523 or by e-mail to discuss our services and how we can help your organization.

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