W. Frank Ward, PC - Marietta Estate Planning Attorney

Nonprofit Business Formation

The laws regarding the organization of nonprofit/tax-exempt corporations are complex and confusing. At the law office of W. Frank Ward, I can help you navigate these tricky waters. As a Marietta nonprofit business formation attorney with more than 19 years of experience, I understand how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operates in these matters. You can rely on me to ensure that your organization is set up correctly to take full advantage of the tax benefits enjoyed by nonprofit corporations.

I am available to help answer any questions you may have about forming a not-for-profit business. Contact me, a Georgia business formation lawyer, online or call 678-905-8753 for a no-obligation consultation.

Helping You Achieve Tax Exempt Status

A nonprofit organization can file for tax exempt status with the IRS. When a business is classified under this status, it may avoid state and federal tax liability. Additionally, this classification allows donors to deduct their contributions on their tax forms. It is important to have a Marietta business law attorney handle these filings. The application form is long and highly technical. You need someone with the expertise and knowledge to fill out the form correctly the first time to avoid complications down the road. As part of my business formation and business continuation practice, I can advise you in any number of areas, including:

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Tax benefits
  • Regulatory limitations
  • Nonprofit best practices

Once you have formed your nonprofit, it is critical that you follow all of the filing and operating requirements under the law. There are limits to the pay that employees and board members receive as well as lobbying limitations. I can help advise you about how to comply with bylaws and other regulations and conduct fundraising activities, as well as the importance of separating board and staff roles. I will help make sure that you stay in line with the IRS so your important organization can continue to enjoy the benefits of tax exempt status.

Call for a No-Obligation Consultation With an Atlanta Area Articles of Corporation Attorney

The process of forming a nonprofit, tax exempt entity is complex and should not be attempted without the skilled guidance of a legal professional. Contact me, a Georgia charitable organization lawyer, online or call 678-905-8753 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. I provide a flexible schedule to meet your needs and can travel to meet with you, if necessary.


At my law firm, W. Frank Ward, PC, I represent Georgia residents in Marietta, Smyrna, Atlanta, Dunwoody, Roswell, Fair Oaks, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw, Acworth, Powder Springs, Dallas, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Cumming, Conyers, East Point, Alpharetta, Mableton, Carroll County, Cobb County, Cherokee County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Douglas County, Gwinnett County, Rockdale County and Paulding County.