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►  Nonprofit Lawyer | Charity Attorney  

AXIS Legal Counsel represents nonprofits of all sizes
throughout Los Angeles, California, from 50 U.S. States
and 22+ countries internationally. 

Axis offers a full range of representation for nonprofits and charities throughout California. We serve nonprofits, charities, private foundations, religious organizations, educational institutions, and numerous other types of nonprofits in charity-governance matters, the 501(c) tax-exempt process, operations, handling of donations and donor-advised funds, investigations, labor/employment, intellectual property, tax-exempt law, charity law, disputes, controversies, litigation, real estate, and numerous other legal matters.

Who We Represent

Axis represents a wide variety of different nonprofits and charities spanning multiple causes and types:

  • Charities
  • Religious organizations
  • Social justice groups
  • Animal rescues
  • Educational institutions
  • Foundations
  • Grantmaking organizations
  • Small charities
  • Family charities
  • Single-cause charities

The Types of Nonprofits We Serve

Having experience and knowledge of the industries of client businesses is crucial for providing legal advice. Our clients come from a range of industries spanning multiple fields and areas, including but not limited to the following:

  • Public benefit corporations
  • Mutual benefit corporations
  • Non-profits
  • Tax-exempt nonprofits
  • Public charities
  • Private foundations
  • Private operating foundations
  • International charities
  • NGOs

► Nonprofit/Charity/Foundation Law Practice Areas

We assist nonprofit and charity clients with a wide variety of legal matters, including but not limited to the following:

   Non-Profit Formations and Governance

Axis represents new non-profits form and do business in California. We assist clients maintain the corporate health of their businesses by adhering to the requirements and formalities necessary to remain in good standing with the appropriate governmental agencies.

  • Public benefit corporations
  • Nonprofit corporations
  • Mutual benefit corporations
  • Private foundations
  • Private operating foundations
  • Annual Reports
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certificates of Incorporation
  • By-Laws
  • Dissolutions
  • Federal EIN
  • Foreign Qualification
  • Franchise Board Information
  • Good Standing Certificates
  • Incorporator’s Statements & Resolutions
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Statements of Information
  • Stock Certificates
  • Tax Informational Sheet
  • Zoning


   IRS and Tax-Exempt Applications

We assist charities with tax-exempt applications, IRS inquiries, and general tax-exempt advice and counsel.

  • Form 1023 Applications
  • IRS inquiries
  • California tax-exempt applications
  • Tax-exempt law
  • State/county tax-exempt applications and registrations

 Intellectual Property & Licensing

Axis assists nonprofits and charities with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Content-Licensing Agreements
  • End-User Agreement
  • Endorsement Deals
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Merchandising
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Privacy Policies
  • Records Retention Policies
  • Software Licensing Agreements
  • Sweepstakes & Contests
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Registrations
  • Web Hosting Agreements
  • Website Terms & Conditions

  Labor & Employment

Axis assists nonprofits and charities with numerous labor law, wage/hour, HR, and employee/employment legal matters, specifically including hiring/firing matters, employee and independent contractor agreements, and compliance with wage ordinances, and local rules established by Los Angeles and other California counties:

  • California Labor Law Compliance
  • California Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Consultant Agreements
  • Discipline Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • Executive Employee Agreements
  • Employee Disputes
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee IP Assignment
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Employee Separate/Release Agreements
  • Employee Wage/Hour Informational Sheet
  • FMLA Leaves
  • HR Policies
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Compete / Non-Solicit Agreements
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Rep Agreements
  • Terms of Use Policies


 Contracts and Transactions

Axis assists nonprofits and charity clients with a wide variety of business agreements and transactions with business partners, including but not limited to the following:

  • Advertising agreements
  • Agent Agreements
  • App development Agreemeents
  • Consulting agreements
  • Contractor agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Marketing Agreements
  • OEM Agreements
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • Purchase Order Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • U.S. Distribution Agreements
  • Website development Agreements
  • Numerous others


 Real Estate

Axis assists nonprofit and charity clients with real estate matters, including commercial leases, subleasing, landlord relations, property/casualty claims, and similar matters.

  • Commercial leasing
  • NNN Leases
  • Commercial subleases
  • Landlord relations
  • Landlord-commercial tenant matters
  • Commercial lease litigation
  • Property/casualty claims
  • Environmental liability
  • Security liability


Our Billing Philosophy and Fees

 We have a wide variety of billing arrangements that are flexible for businesses of all sizes and types. On many  occasions, we provide legal services to business clients on a flat fee, or budgeted basis, by which the overall legal expenses are capped for purposes of the task or project being performed. It is generally a very straightforward  process, and many clients are pleased to learn how affordable it can be to obtain reliable legal advice for their business matter.

We also use traditional legal billing structures, such as hourly services, as well as hybrid billing arrangements for clients whose billing needs are more specific. Our billing practices reflect the philosophy of providing value-added services for clients, in a cost-effective, affordable, and reliable manner. Most businesses generally cannot afford the high legal fees of large law firms, which can feel overwhelming, especially when there are multiple timekeepers assigned to a file all doing what appears to be the same or similar tasks. Our billing philosophy specifically is designed to avoid the types of billing practices that frustrate business clients the most.

► Getting Legal Help

If you need experienced legal counsel in connection with representation with business law matters requiring the assistance of a business law firm, please contact us for legal assistance today. Call today for free consultation, and in as little as 15 minutes, you could have peace of mind with respect to the handling of  your legal matter. Call us today at (213) 403-0130 or [email protected].



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Our Awards and Accolades

Our talented legal counsel has  consistently been recognized for excellence in legal services, and has been rated or ranked by Avvo, SuperLawyers, Euromoney’s Definitive Guide to Leading Litigation Lawyers & Law Firms, Los Angeles Magazine, and others.

  • Superlawyers – Rising Stars- Top 2.5% of Attorneys in the State
  • “Superb” Rated by
  • “Top Attorneys – Los Angeles Magazine
  • Recognized as one of the Global 100 Lawyers in Business Law
  • “Business Law Firm of the Year” – ACQ/Intertrust Magazine
  • “Top Business Law Firm” – Finance Monthly Magazine
  • “Superb” Rated by
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • “Up and Coming Attorneys”
  • Euromoney’s Definitive Guide to Leading Lawyers and Firms


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► Serving Clients Nationwide and in 22+ Countries Internationally

We represent clients throughout the U.S. and in 22+ countries internationally.


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