Phillips, Spallas & Angstadt's non-profit practice group specializes in providing assistance and counsel in the formation and operation of nonprofit organizations. We assist in the determination of the appropriate form of non-profit corporation, prepare articles of incorporation and bylaws, and prepare and file tax exemption applications with the Internal Revenue Service and California Franchise Tax Board. In addition, we go the extra step in counseling our clients on all it takes to get a non-profit up and running. For example, we assist in establishing corporate governance policies. We also counsel on regulatory filings, employment and insurance matters, contracts and general business operations, and fundraising.
Our non-profit expertise is derived not only from our professional experience, but also our personal experience in establishing and serving nonprofit organizations. For example, the head of the non-profit practice group, Caron Stapleton, is a founding officer of a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting emerging early childhood education methods. She also assisted in incorporating and served as a director of It Takes a Village, SEPTA, a special education parent-teacher association that collaborates with schools to resolve special education issues. Ms. Stapleton is also a director of the Shining Star Foundation/Star Academy, a nonprofit school serving children with special needs. Many of our other attorneys also serve on various other non-profit boards.