Representing Nonprofits and Cooperatives

Cross Law Firm attorneys have decades of experience forming non-profit organizations and co-operatives. Using sample documents from the web can get organizations into trouble and hamstring them when they need to grow. We take the time to go over your goals, concerns and mission to determine the best legal structure for your service organization or co-operative.

Tax-exempt status can be tricky. We may need to set up a parent organization, with a related non-profit entity to receive donations which qualify as tax deductible. Strong organic documents are key to longevity and success for non-profit, political, and co-operative organizations.

Board Responsibility and Liability Training

We set up policies to address liability and responsibility for Board Members. We also conduct training sessions and provide training materials for Board of Director training regarding their responsibilities. The most common type of litigation involving non-profit corporations and co-operatives relates can often be prevented with proper training of the members of the Board of Directors.

Let Cross Law Firm Attorneys Handle the Legal and Personnel Matters

Non-profits want to focus on service − not on legal issues and personnel problems. We set up Personnel Policies and supervisory training to reduce the likelihood that a non-profit will be sued by an employee. Cross Law Firm attorneys draft vendor contracts to prevent non-profits from getting burned and we can provide assistance with funding contracts.

Worker, Housing, Consumer and Production Cooperatives

Cross Law Firm attorneys have provided the legal work for worker co-operatives, housing co-operatives, consumer co-operatives, and production co-operatives for many years. We handle on-going legal matters from co-operatives and offer training for members and the Board of Directors. Our attorneys are sought after for speaking engagements at co-operative events due to our deep understanding of co-operatives principles and putting them into practice through legal vehicles.

Contact Us

For advice and representation concerning any aspect of establishing or running a non-profit or a cooperative, please call 414-224-2000 or contact our law firm online.