Nonprofit Law and Major Donor ComplianceLos Angeles-Based
Tuple Legal’s founder, Ryan Hughes, is a nonprofit law attorney. Ryan has deep roots in California
politics and nonprofits, so he’s more than a lawyer: he’s the counsel you need to be laser-focused
on you and your mission, every step of the way.
Clients in the News
During the 2020 Democratic Primary, California Women’s List was particularly taken aback when Bernie Sanders endorsed a candidate with a “long history of ugly comments about women”, as the Daily Beast reported.
NBC recently interviewed a client of Tuple Legal. Scott Gehrman founded a nonprofit organization to make Yosemite and other national parks accessible to all. His organization, Lasting Adventures acts as a guide service.
POLITICO recently profiled a client of Tuple Legal. Geoff Anderson founded a nonprofit organization to shine a light on the records of elected officials–beginning with Donald Trump.
On July 1st, 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that California’s charity donor disclosure requirement is unconstitutional. The ruling will impact charities’ filing requirements with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts—and may later affect their Form 990 tax filings with the IRS.
Legal Counsel for California Nonprofits
Initial Nonprofit Formation Matters
New founders without the guidance of a knowledgeable lawyer often make avoidable mistakes such as choosing the wrong tax-exempt status or organizational governance structure. Here are some crucial points for you to consider.
Nonprofit Taxes (Form 990)
Form 990 is complicated. It’s very easy to make mistakes that are very costly to fix.
And after Form 990, your organization still of course has tax filing requirements with the state. Tuple prepares and files your Form 990 and and state tax forms so that you can focus on growing your nonprofit and supporting your cause. Learn more here.
Ongoing Nonprofit Compliance
Noncompliant organizations may be subject to audits and/or revocation of tax-exempt status. Losing tax-exempt status can be incredibly damaging to a nonprofit organization. Even if an organization is able to reestablish tax-exempt status, loss of that status in the first place can deter donor communities. Read more about how Tuple can help position your nonprofit for success.