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NOT-FOR-PROFIT LAW + CHARITIES LAW
Not-for-profit organisations are an integral part of New Zealand society. They perform a significant function in communities right across the country by promoting religious, educational, sporting, cultural, social welfare and other humanitarian causes. Blackwells provides specialist legal services to not-for-profit groups from a range of sectors. We have experience in representing associations, clubs, churches, charities, sporting bodies, cultural groups, societies and colleges throughout New Zealand.
Our not-for-profit work involves incorporation and constitutional advice including governance and administrative matters, advising boards on regulatory compliance issues and updating their constitutional documents to meet statutory requirements.
We deal with contractual issues and assist not-for-profit clients with mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations. We have also acted on a number of joint ventures and commercial deals involving not-for-profit groups. Our experience includes dealing with lawyers from other jurisdictions and advising organisations in other countries about the legal requirements in New Zealand which govern not-for-profit organisations.
As taxation is often a major concern for many not-for-profit groups and charities, we also assist clients with obtaining specialist third party tax advice and on the Inland Revenue Department's requirements in relation to charities and other non-profit bodies. We can assist not-for-profit clients in all areas of their operations and functions.
Contact us today to discuss your not-for-profit organisation’s needs or problems.