EXPERTISE

Bromberger Law provides comprehensive legal services for all entities that seek to make the world a better place. Our work encompasses traditional non-profit and business structures as well as specialized structures designed to accomplish social and financial goals simultaneously. Our clients include non-profit, for-profit and hybrid entities, social investors, foundations, family offices, and organizations and others engaged in building the new economy. 

 

A leader in legal structures for investing for social and financial returns, Bromberger Law brings innovative law solutions for investing in change. A powerful tool for social impact and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Our attorneys are experts in mission-related investments (MRIs) and program-related investments (PRIs), and have developed innovative strategies to enforce legal obligations around mission in transactions. From structuring organizations and writing contracts to supporting employment and trademark law, we represent investors, companies, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations in these matters.

NON-PROFIT,
FOR-PROFIT
VENTURES

In the world of non-profit, for-profit tandem structures, balancing public and private interest can be a challenge. Bromberger Law’s best practices for contract hybrids became nationally adopted. For ventures that require both for-profit and non-profit components, our documents and help managers navigate non-traditional structures at the intersection of business and philanthropy.

PHILANTHROPY

Solving the root causes of social problems is not easy – Bromberger Law is well-versed in creating structures that enable the greatest good possible. For decades, our attorneys have supported corporate and family foundations, structuring socially responsible investments to further their charitable missions. We also work with family offices and individuals – from investment management to charitable giving, our firm offers cutting-edge solutions for investing in and donating to values-aligned organizations.

Socially responsible business has evolved; Bromberger Law has been a pioneer in legal solutions so that social enterprises lead the way in benefitting society. We perform cradle-to-grave legal services for businesses that intend to have a social impact alongside their financial success. Doing business law for mission-oriented companies has become a highly specialized niche, so our firm is pleased to guide organizations as they navigate stakeholder relationships, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

NONPROFITS &
CHARITIES

From advising decision-makers on their high-level organizational framework or structuring successful spin-offs, to all aspects of running nonprofits, Bromberger Law supports organizations with tax compliance, governance, best practices, compensation, and employment. We bring an innovative perspective to today’s modern nonprofit with options for engaging commercially and responsibly.

  • Non-profit Formation & Tax Exemption: Public Charities, Private Foundations, Trade Associations, Social Clubs, etc.

  • Federal Tax Exemption

  • State Tax Exemption

  • Sales of Assets, Mergers, and Dissolutions

  • Outside General Counsel Services

  • Governance & Compliance

BUSINESS
CONTRACTS

  • ​Vendor Agreements

  • Service Agreements

  • Employment Agreements

  • Leases

  • Intellectual Property

  • Licensing Agreements

  • Independent Contractors

SECURITIES
OFFERINGS

​At All Stages of a Company’s Growth:

  • Equity and Debt Offerings

  • Private Placements

  • Program-Related Investments (PRIs)

  • Mission-Related Investments

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

​​​Protection of Creative Works:

  • Copyright

  • Trademark

  • Trade Secrets

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

NONPROFIT FORMATION & TAX EXEMPTION

Bromberger Law offers comprehensive start-up services for new nonprofits, including public charities and private foundations, exempt under Section 501(c)(3), as well as other types of tax-exempt organizations. 

 

Our services include:

  • Consultation regarding the planned nonprofit and its objectives, the rights and responsibilities of founders and directors, including assistance honing the mission, clarifying the purpose, and identifying the charitable activities it will conduct

  • Filing state incorporation documents

  • Writing initial bylaws, resolutions and policies necessary to get the nonprofit started

  • Assisting you to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Completing and filing an IRS application for tax-exempt status

  • Responding to any follow-up questions from the IRS, providing application tracking and support until the new charity receives an IRS determination letter

  • Qualifying the nonprofit to do business in your state of operation (if different from your state of incorporation)

  • Applying for state sales tax exemption and registering to solicit charitable contributions (if applicable)

 

We perform these services for a flat fee, inclusive of state and federal filing fees.

 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Carly Leinheiser, Partner, Bromberger Law, carly@brombergerlaw.com.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Bromberger Law offers comprehensive start-up services for new benefit corporations and other for-profit social enterprises. 

 

Our Services Include:

  • Consultation regarding the planned social enterprise and its objectives, the rights and responsibilities of founders and investors, and assistance honing the company’s social mission and business activities.

 

For Benefit Corporations

  • Filing state incorporation documents

  • Writing initial bylaws, resolutions, and policies necessary to start the corporation

  • Providing advice on selecting a third-party to use in measuring the corporation’s impact (if required by state law) and preparing an impact statement

  • Assisting you to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Qualifying the benefit corporation to do business in your state of operation (if different from your state of incorporation)

 

For Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

  • Filing state formation documents

  • Preparing an operating agreement, including provisions regarding the company’s commitment to social impact

  • Writing initial resolutions and policies necessary to get the company started

  • Assisting you to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Qualifying the LLC to do business in your state of operation (if different from your state of incorporation)

 

We perform these services for a flat fee, inclusive of state and federal filing fees.

 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Carly Leinheiser, Partner, Bromberger Law, carly@brombergerlaw.com.