Davenport Attorneys Practicing Nonprofit Law

At Schnell & Hancock, P.C., our Davenport and Rock Island lawyers offer comprehensive support to those seeking to establish a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization or foundation for charitable as well as estate planning reasons. We have more than 40 years of combined experience among our attorneys to help our clients receive the advantages of non-profit and tax-exempt status. Our firm also accepts referrals from attorneys who are looking for knowledgeable assistance for their clients.

Helping Your Organization Make the Most of Its Tax-Exempt Status

Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations can be used to achieve a great number of positive ends. Our firm has extensive experience that can help people and organizations make the most of nonprofit or tax-exempt status. The clients we assist generally fall into one of two categories:

Family foundations — For families with substantial assets, establishing a family charitable foundation or other type of non-profit organization can be the most effective means of achieving certain estate planning goals. We can assist with all relevant issues, including securing tax-exempt status, formation, board composition, charitable recipient designation and duration.

Charities — For those seeking to establish a nonprofit organization for charitable purposes, our experience can be very valuable in securing tax-exempt status from the IRS. Nonprofit and tax-exempt are not the same thing, establishing the former does not ensure the latter. We can help you secure non-profit and tax-exempt status at both the federal and state levels, including the preparation of IRS Form 1023 and other formation issues.

After formation, our attorneys continue to represent our nonprofit and tax-exempt clients with regards to donor restrictions, conflicts of interest, board and compliance issues, as well as annual Form 990 tax returns and required state filings.

Contact Our Lawyers for Help Establishing a Charitable Organization

Let the attorneys of Schnell & Hancock, P.C., help you understand the benefits of establishing a nonprofit organization. To schedule an initial consultation, call 563-359-7112 or contact us online. From our Scott County offices, we provide legal representation throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois.