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Experienced Business Legal Specialist

Graff Law Firm, PLLC in The Woodlands, TX, offers a variety of legal services for businesses and non-profit organizations and the people behind them.

Business Organizations and Corporate Law and General Counsel – Strategy, Growth, Success

Graff Law Firm represents business organizations and the people behind them with respect to all aspects of their business, including:

  • Entity formation and incorporation
  • Tax planning and administration
  • Corporate bylaws and consents, minutes
  • Partnership agreements
  • Company agreements
  • Governance and operational matters
  • Board structure, composition, roles and responsibilities
  • Liability, risk management and insurance
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Federal and state regulatory compliance and reporting
  • Corporate practices and recordkeeping
  • Corporate dissolutions
  • Business transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Reorganizations
  • Contract review and negotiation, including contractors, vendors, consultants
  • Employment agreements, including confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicitation agreements

Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations Law, Regulation and Compliance – Mission, Vision, Impact

Graff Law Firm provides counsel to tax exempt organizations and their directors, trustees and staff on the following:

  • Obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status from the IRS
  • Representation for clients when dealing with the IRS
  • Advocacy, lobbying, political activity
  • Grant making policies and procedures
  • Scholarships, prizes and grants to individuals
  • Satisfying expenditure responsibility requirements
  • Minimum distributions requirements
  • Executive compensation
  • Intermediate sanctions
  • Public charity support tests and qualification
  • Private foundation rules and regulations
  • Operating foundations and supporting organizations qualifications and operating standards
  • Disqualified person and self-dealing rules
  • Commercial and entrepreneurial activities
  • Taxation of unrelated business income
  • Annual reporting – Forms 990 and 990PF
  • Prevention of unlawful private benefit and private inurement
  • Board member liability and fiduciary duties
  • Establishing and complying with IRS “best practices” procedures and standards
  • Meeting legally mandated public disclosure requirements
  • Holding boards and staff to the highest levels of transparency and accountability

Individuals and Families

Graff Law Firm provides sound legal guidance for a wide range of matters, including:

  • Charitable gift planning, contributions and deductibility
  • Endowments – creation, use and management
  • Donor gift instruments, including charitable trusts and CRUTs
  • Judicial modification of charitable trusts
  • Tax representations in IRS audits and tax controversies
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