Scholz Nonprofit Law is a full service law firm focusing on the needs of the nonprofit community. Scholz Nonprofit Law works as a partner with clients to make daily operations, business transactions, governance, and legal compliance as straightforward as possible. We make it easier for clients to stay focused on what they do best – serving the community.
Our services include forming or reforming organizations, securing tax-exempt status from the IRS, advising on governance and various business issues, preparing and negotiating agreements, guiding social enterprise endeavors, and working to insure compliance at all regulatory levels. Depending on each client’s needs, we work with staff and board members, funders and other stake-holders to offer appropriate support.
Scholz Nonprofit Law offers flexibility. Our services range from providing long-term, ongoing legal support, to only answering occasional questions. We understand the financial constraints of many agencies and strive to empower our clients by directing them to resources that allow them to answer their own questions. We are happy to provide whatever level of service is appropriate for each client and each situation. We tailor our work to the specific needs and subtleties of the nonprofit sector.
Melissa Auchard Scholz, principal attorney, brings over 20 years of practical experience as a lawyer, fundraiser, policymaker, nonprofit employee, and community volunteer. Melissa unites her expertise in nonprofit law with her experiences as a community leader, organizer, and fundraiser. Melissa’s experience working with a diverse group of local and national nonprofits, ranging from large institutions to small volunteer-run groups, allows her to offer expertise and perspective that is specific to non-profits.
• Start-up • Tax exemption • Governance
• Business transactions • Specialized regulatory issues • Learn more >>