Choosing the right type of legal business entity is instrumental for every organization. The type of legal entity determines the limits for liabilities, tax treatment, reporting requirements and transferability of ownership. The suitability of each type of legal entity varies from one organization to another. In some cases, multiple business entities may be assembled to form a larger enterprise.
Churches may be organized as unincorporated association or as a corporation. Each organizational form offers different benefits and limitations. A church should carefully weigh its options for the formation of new ministries as well as the continuation of its current structure.
M Smith Law, PLLC can help church clients choose the most appropriate legal entity for their organizations. Whether the choice is for a corporation, partnership or a form of limited liability charter, M Smith Law, PLLC can file the necessary registration papers, send notices to key stakeholders and provide guidance on how the organization should present itself to the public.