At Elliott | Adler LLC, we find counseling trade and professional associations and other nonprofit organizations particularly appealing. The elected leadership of these organizations are a diverse and dynamic group of individuals, frequently at the top of their respective fields. By developing a close working relationship with the leadership and partnering with the organization's administrative staff, we gain a deeper understanding of their profession or industry. In return, we can be relied upon to provide timely, effective and expert advice.

Although such associations by definition are not profit-making entities, they do operate as businesses and encounter many of the same challenges and issues as do ordinary businesses. We are experienced in providing practical, business-oriented advice that associations need to remain vibrant and capable of adapting quickly to a changing environment.

For our association and other nonprofit clients, in addition to entity formation and obtaining exempt status, we provide legal services to address their day-to-day needs, such as licensing and endorsement agreements, regulatory and third-party certification issues, antitrust advice, vendor contracts, trademark and trade name protection, and commercial issues. We also have a clear understanding of how such organizations should operate, and regularly provide advice on developing or modifying an organization's governance structure, bylaws, and regulations, and assist with the client's long-range planning. In addition, we have developed specific expertise in the area of franchise law and franchise relationship issues, medical education and the appraisal profession.

In our experience, our clients utilize our services more effectively when they know they can call upon us for advice whenever the need arises, and when mounting hourly fees are not an issue. Accordingly, we encourage our trade and professional association and nonprofit clients to explore our flexible engagement options.