What is required to form a 501(c)(3) or a California nonprofit corporation in San Diego?  Is either of these entities the right structure for your charitable, public benefit, mutual benefit or religious work?  You are going to invest a lot of your personal time, energy, effort and money in a cause which is important to you.  Isn’t it important to make sure you are conducting yourself and your organization’s work in a legal manner?  Are you interested registering for tax exempt status?

What US and California laws apply to the work you intend to undertake.  How does California law apply to fundraising?  What is required to achieve a tax exempt status from the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service?  You need the sound counsel of the nonprofit entity attorneys at the Watkins Firm.  Our attorneys will provide insight, legal advice and guide you through each step of the process including:

  • formation
  • fundraising
  • operations
  • employees and 1099 workers

We help you to select the right entity for your enterprise which might be a 501(c)(3) (often referred to as a 501c3), a California nonprofit corporation or even simply a charitable trust.  The documents and legal articles required for entity formation under California law are quite complex.  We understand you want every cent to go to the work you are undertaking, but this is not an area to entrust to the word of a friend or a downloaded forms site.

Every aspect of your entity formation, fundraising and ongoing operations must conform to federal and California law.  We assist you with business formation and articles of incorporation.  We provide extensive advice regarding dozens of unique bylaws and important clauses which must be tailored to your specific entity and purpose.  Download form sites often do not comply with California law and will not provide this level of support, guidance and local knowledge.

Contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation to learn what is required to form a 501(c)(3) or a California nonprofit corporation in San Diego.  Ask how the experienced attorneys at the Watkins Firm can help you at every step of your important work.

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