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charity & not-for-profit

Brown Wright Stein offer a wide range of services to support the diversity of the sector and are passionate about the work we do with the not-for-profit sector as well as understand the issues that impact on those involved. 

There are a number of charities which perform exceptional work in our community and that are important to our partners and staff at Brown Wright Stein. We participate in charity support days throughout the year and try whenever possible to recruit others in our surrounding community to share in the support of these worthwhile causes.

Our team members are involved in exceptional community work for a range of not-for-profit organisations including partner Geoff Stein, as deputy chairman of Giant Steps and partner Peter Wright, as a board member of Randwick Petersham Cricket Club.

We can assist not-for-profit organisations with:

  • Advising on appropriate legal structure and preparing governing documents

  • Charity law

  • Due diligence

  • Establishment of charitable trusts and bequest clauses in Wills

  • Governance, including drafting and reviewing constituitions, charters and training

  • Involvement in commercial activities

  • Intellectual property advice and protection strategies

  • Property and leasing advice

  • Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Meeting requirements of legislation and procedure for applying for and obtaining various endorsements (including the ATO and AusAID)

  • Maintaining endorsements and registrations

  • Property & leasing

  • Registration requirements to undertake fundraising and requirements for holding such events

  • Structuring and restructuring

  • Taxation - including tax treatment of income and gifts received, GST compliance and availability of duty exemptions

  • Tendering for government funding

  • Workplace relations law, salary packaging and matters relating to volunteers

 

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