Charity & Not-for-Profit

FC Lawyers have been delivering highly specialised legal advice in the charitable and Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector throughout Australia for over three decades. We ensure that our team are up to date with how the law affects our charity and NFP clients Australia wide.

We have an experienced team that has worked with numerous not-for-profit organisations across a range of industries throughout Australia and understand the various issues that many organisations face in the non-for-profit sector. Our team have extensive experience and knowledge with the new registration and reporting requirements of the Australian Charities & Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).

How can our team assist Charities & Not-for-Profit organisations?

Our team will assist Charities & Not-for-Profit organisations with:

  • Advising on appropriate legal structure and preparing governing documents;
  • Taxation exemptions and concessions;
  • GST compliance and availability of duty exemptions;
  • Stamp duty concession;
  • Payroll tax concession;
  • GST concession;
  • intellectual property advice and protection strategies;
  • Constitutions;
  • Property Transactions;
  • Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status;
  • Trusts;
  • Testamentary Gifts;
  • Establishment of charitable trusts;
  • Intellectual Property compliance audits & advice;
  • Volunteer qualifications;
  • Commercial Contracts;
  • Leasing;
  • Risk Management;
  • Reputation Management and Protection;
  • Safeguards for protecting the vulnerable;
  • Sensitive Information obligations;
  • Corporate Governance;
  • Complaint handling;
  • Privacy;
  • Superannuation obligations and issues;
  • Dispute mediation;
  • Tax (ATO) audits;
  • Reporting requirements to the ATO and ACNC;
  • State and Local Government registrations concessions; and
  • Property and leasing advice.

FC Lawyers are passionate and dedicated about the work we do with the not-for-profit sector and understands the issues that impact on those involved. We have a dedicated and experienced team that understand the challenges many startups and not-for-profits face and can provide timely solutions to assist.

Our team will assist organisations or people setting up not-for-profit organisations in a wide range of areas that affect these organisations.

Contact our experienced team today to discuss your options or legal issues.