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Governance Issues

Attorneys at Howe & Hutton, Ltd. know that a key concern to many nonprofit organizations is ensuring that their form of governance is consistent with good practices, adheres to state and federal compliance regulations and furthers the organization’s mission. Our firm provides legal and practical advice to assist our clients by performing governance audits and participating in and conducting governance studies for consideration.

Howe & Hutton, Ltd. is The Law Firm for Associations® and The Law Firm for Meeting Professionals®, providing complete representation to clients nationwide and worldwide. We are recognized as a leading firm for assisting clients with demanding governance issues. Nonprofits are placed under heightened scrutiny by the government and the public. Our attorneys offer qualified legal counsel in all areas of governance, including reviewing and drafting bylaws, policies and addressing any governance problems or concerns.

Our firm has substantial knowledge of laws that apply to articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, directors and officers. We provide risk assessment and management regarding governance issues by advising clients on what they are permitted to do and what they are prohibited from doing. Additionally, we are familiar with the issues regarding the governance of associations, societies, and foundations, the relationships between boards and executive committees and the operations of boards and executive committees and staff relationships. Also, we provide assistance in organizational relationships with chapters and affiliations.

To discuss your nonprofit, trade show or convention’s governance issues with a lawyer at either of our two office locations – Chicago or Washington, DC – call 312-263-3001 (Chicago) or 202-466-7252 (Washington D.C.) to arrange your consultation or submit an online contact form and someone will be in touch with you promptly.

Our attorneys are available to travel nationally and internationally to assist your organization. Contact Howe & Hutton, Ltd. to schedule your consultation.