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Garden City attorneys help with issues facing nonprofit groups

Comerford & Dougherty, LLP assists a number of prominent nonprofit and charitable organizations that serve our communities.  There are many legal and economic challenges nonprofits face today, including:

  • Stretched budgets
  • Compliance with the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act effective July 1, 2014
  • Changes to tax laws
  • Demands for more accountability
  • Lower value of endowments
  • New compliance requirements
  • Reduced public and private support

We are dedicated to providing practical, cost-effective solutions to help nonprofits achieve their missions despite any adverse economic circumstances they face.

Legal services tailored to the special needs of charities and nonprofits.

Our aim is to help nonprofits carry out their missions by building organizations and implementing procedures allowing them to serve their communities as efficiently as possible.  We can provide both strategic planning and day-to-day assistance as you pursue your mission and the projects it involves.  We can help with all the detailed legal issues and requirements affecting your organization, including—

  • Articles of incorporation and bylaws
  • Avoidance of unrelated business income tax
  • Board resolutions and governance matters
  • Compliance with tax reporting requirements
  • Contracts and leases
  • Fundraising regulations
  • Gift acceptance policies
  • Regulation by the New York Attorney General
  • Self-dealing, excess benefit, and private benefit transactions
  • Tax-exempt status
  • Helping your organization grow


We consult with officers and boards of nonprofit organizations to facilitate strategic planning and help structure fundraising campaigns.  In addition, we have formed alliances with other professionals with extensive experience helping not-for-profit organizations accomplish their missions.  We work as a team to make your goals reality.



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