Corporate governance can be both complex and complicated. Depending upon the size and nature of the company and ownership and governance structure, operating the corporations (including the limited liability companies, limited partnerships and other legal entities) can be quite challenging.
Most small and medium size companies suffer significantly from failing to govern their different legal entities. Many disputes, claims and lawsuits continue to stem from all degrees of failures of the corporate governance. A corporate lawyer who knows and understands the corporate governance is indispensable to every small and medium size company.
We have not only set up companies for years but have also help them navigate the requirements of the corporate governance. Often disputes between the majority shareholder and the minority shareholders arise due to failures of corporate governance. Disputes also arise with regard to the control, management and operation of the companies.
Both the chief executives and the boards of the companies require the advice of a corporate lawyer. Often, written legal opinions of a corporate lawyer are required for certain corporate actions to be taken. Internal corporate documents including the corporate resolutions, consents and minutes are of critical importance to the companies. Following the corporate procedures outlined in the rules and regulations of the companies and various agreements by and among the companies and its owners must be followed carefully. When the companies ignore the corporate governance, disasters can strike leading to weakening and/or demise of the companies.
We have an intimate working knowledge and understanding for corporate governance. We have not only represented countless small and medium size companies but have dealt with every type of corporate governance issues.
Representing non-profit corporations such as churches, charities, schools, and religious institutions, require both legal and people skills. The non-profit corporate governance can also be very complex and complicated.
Unlike small and medium size for-profit companies, which generally have small boards of directors, non-profit boards tend to have larger boards of directors, which tend to lead to more difficult corporate governance. Non-profit boards also tend to be populated by members who serve fairly short periods of time, whereas for-profit boards of small and medium size companies tend to be populated by those who tend to serve for long periods of time.
When non-profit organizations are not properly governed, they can easily lose their tax exemption status and other benefits such as ability to attract gifts, grants and donations. Internal disputes over corporate governance will tarnish the integrity and reputation of non-profit organizations more than for-profit companies. It turns out most of the internal disputes over corporate governance can be prevented. And, a good non-profit corporation lawyer can make a world of difference in the life and success thereof.
Our lawyers have served on numerous non-profit boards and have the experience and understanding, not only from the legal perspective but also from the management and operation side of the non-profit organizations. Our lawyers have served on the boards of non-profit organizations as members, chairman and executives. We are well-suited to assist non-profit organizations in all aspects of its existence and operations.