Guiding 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Foundations Since 1999
Caring for the rights of individuals, as well as the overall good of the community, has led Nonprofit lawyer Claudia Pollak to focus her law practice on advising 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable foundations. Her services on behalf of nonprofit organizations have spanned her 20-year legal career (including serving as in-house general counsel of a nonprofit healthcare risk management organization). Attorney Claudia Pollak has represented numerous charitable and educational organizations in obtaining their federal 501(c)(3) tax-exemption and assists nonprofits in complying with the maze of federal and state laws and regulations that govern their activities. This allows the public charity to focus on its mission – rather than on interpreting and complying with requirements in a complicated regulatory environment. Organizations with a strong legal foundation have what it takes to springboard their chosen missions to success. Nonprofit attorney Claudia Pollak is grateful for the opportunity to participate in these activities, that better our community and enrich the lives of the people within it.
501(c)(3) Nonprofit Compliance Attorney
Attorney Claudia Pollak’s work on behalf of nonprofit organizations has spanned her 20-year legal career. She has steadfastly represented foundations and charities in complying with the maze of federal and state laws and regulations that govern not-for-profit and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. She advises nonprofit founders on the legal requirements involved with starting up and operating a tax-exempt organization in a legally compliant manner. This allows clients to focus on the achievement of their charitable mission, rather than learning how to interpret and comply with the state and federal laws and regulations. As part of her nonprofit startup services, Attorney Pollak prepares and files the IRS Form 1023 to obtain federal tax-exemption, drafts a legally compliant Certificate of Incorporation that is filed with the Secretary of State which meets state and federal requirements for tax-exempt organizations. In addition, she advises tax-exempt clients on special transactions that are regulated by the IRS, including payment of executive compensation to directors, officers, key employees, and certain other individuals, engaging in corporate sponsorships and conducting foreign activities such as a “friends of” organizations that raise funds in the United States to donate to foreign affiliates. Attorney Pollak also has expertise in starting-up and managing private foundations to enable them to operate in a legally compliant manner that meets the goals of its founders.
INCORPORATION AND TAX-EXEMPTION PACKAGE
Ask about our flat-fee Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax-Exemption Package!
Incorporation Tax-Exemption Package Includes:
Draft and file legally-compliant Certificate of Incorporation with the NY Secretary of State
Complete and file IRS Form 1023, Application for Federal Tax-Exemption
File CHAR410, NYS Attorney General Registration Statement
File CT-247, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance Application for Exemption from Corporation Franchise Taxes
File ST-119.2, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance Application for Sales Tax Exemption
Specialized Legal Advice and Documents
Attorney counseling regarding governance and operational structure
Organizational Board Written Consent
Conflict of Interest Policy
Public Disclosure Policy
990 Review Policy
Document Retention Policy
Executive Compensation Policy
ANNUAL COMPLIANCE PACKAGE
Ask about our flat-fee Annual Compliance Package!
Nonprofit Annual Compliance Package Includes:
Filing of IRS 990-N, or review an accountant’s 990-EZ or 990
Filing of CHAR500 with NYS Attorney General
Draft updated Mission Statement
Conflict of Interest Policy Compliance
Draft annual board and members’ meeting agendas and minutes
Board Audit Compliance (*audit not included)
Four hours of professional legal time by attorney Claudia Pollak
Additional legal time charged at a reduced discounted rate
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Claudia Pollak, Esq. is an experienced Westchester and NYC-based employment lawyer representing employees facing discrimination, retaliation or wrongful termination because of their race, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, or other protected characteristic. She also advises on executive severance agreements and restrictive covenants. Call her at 914-LAW-9111 (914-529-9111) for a free consultation.
Employees in Westchester County and other parts of New York state are protected from discrimination in employment based on a number of personal characteristics.
Some of our most vulnerable populations are experiencing increasingly stressful employment situations. In fact, many workers in America (up to 1 in 5) feel they work in a hostile or abusive work environment.
While many businesses have openly acknowledged the problems of discrimination and inequity facing black workers in America as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement, racial discrimination still regularly occurs in the workplace.
Whether your position is being eliminated in corporate downsizing, or you are getting laid off or fired for another reason, at some point in your life you may find yourself reviewing a severance agreement.
The last thing you need when you’re starting a family – or growing one – is financial uncertainty or the stress and anxiety that comes from becoming the target of discriminatory treatment at work because of your pregnancy.
New York Labor Law §194, requires that employees of a particular establishment be paid a wage that is equivalent to the wages paid to employees of the opposite sex, or of a different race or sexual orientation, or who are members of any other class of employees.
I connected with Claudia for assistance negotiating an employment agreement. Claudia was very responsive right from the start. Once we agreed to move forward, she worked over a weekend and we had calls on a Saturday and Sunday to be in a position to respond by Monday. Her detailed and thoughtful review was extremely valuable to me. She explained all of her rationale and provided me with a detailed response which I used. I am so glad I worked with Claudia and would highly recommend her services!
I wish I could give her a million stars.
Its hard to find an attorney who cares about their clients. Well I did Her name is Claudia Pollack she was very fair with me. She provided the service I have never have gotten from any attorney. She is knowledgeable about the law and she explained to me every step of the way what she was doing and why. She had patient’s with me, pretty much held my hand and explained all my options.When Claudia says she is going to do something she does. Her communication level was super.Claudia whordked hard and fast and got the job done.Having hired Claudi I was able the have a lot less stress and most of all slept very well at night knowing that she was on my side
I consider myself fortunate to have been introduced to Claudia, who performed flawlessly on my behalf in extremely difficult and trying conditions. As a senior level executive, my expectations for professionalism and service delivery are high and I can honestly say that Claudia went far above and beyond my expectations to represent my best interests. She is tenacious and fights for her clients rather than pursuing the path of least resistance. Her case preparation was extremely thorough and diligent. When combined with her experience and high level of competence in employment law, she is a formidable adversary to any employer, large or small, who exercises digressions in employment tactics. It is without reservation that I recommend Claudia’s services to handle any employment matter, large or small, that requires legal finesse.
Smart, knowledgeable and accessible. Claudia has expertly represented me since 2014 with several successful contracts negotiations.