We represent a number of national trade and professional associations and other nonprofit organizations. These associations receive specialized counsel on a variety of trade and professional association matters: non-profit corporate law, the organizational, contractual and management activities related to trade associations, the financing needs of the members of trade associations, membership arrangements and federal regulatory issues. We devote particular attention to protecting trade associations’ intellectual property rights, identifying antitrust concerns and preserving tax-exempt status.
Through our experience in representing trade and professional associations, we are able to structure internal and business transactions that address the legal concerns pertinent to trade associations while fostering productive relationships with association members and local chapters. We also represent our trade association clients in connection with federal agency rulemaking proceedings and federal legislative matters.