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Trade Association and Other Non-Profits

Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing a variety of non-profits and trade associations on a range of legal and policy issues. Our attorneys serve as general counsel to and advise trade associations, foundations, advocacy organizations, investigative journalist organizations, non-profit theater, religious societies, and other non-profits. They handle a range of issues, from the routine to the unique and cutting edge.

Our non-profit practice encompasses antitrust counsel; counseling clients regarding legal and ethical obligations of board members and officers; governance issues; constraints on lobbying; human resources and employment issues; and whether certain activities would generate unrelated, business taxable income; as well as a range of general corporate and contractual issues. We have drafted ethical guidelines and conflict of interest policies and surveys and have counseled clients on providing comments and testimony before the District of Columbia City Council. We have counseled church clients on church policy and the application of civil law to ecclesiastical issues. In short, we provide the broad range of services that would be required of outside general counsel for any entity.

McLeod, Watkinson & Miller also represents and counsels non-profit membership associations. Our non-profit practice also includes counseling and advising clients on a range of intellectual property issues, including registering and reviewing trademarks, negotiating licensing and royalty agreements, and pursuing claims for trademark infringement.