Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
The Calumet Building
233 Franklin Street

Buffalo , New York, 14202
Phone: 716-853-3801
Fax: 716-853-0265

Regulatory Compliance

Representing Clients in New York & Nationwide

Non-profit corporations deal with strict regulations in many aspects of their operations and non-profits that depend on government funding often bear an extra regulatory burden. Regulatory compliance is extremely important for ensuring the success of your non-profit organization’s continuing mission. Failure to comply with appropriate regulations can result in loss of tax-exempt status, loss of government or private funding, and even operational restrictions.

Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP is an experienced law firm serving the legal needs of non-profit corporations. One of our most important services is regulatory compliance consulting and solutions, along with contracts and Articles of Incorporation.

Compliance Challenges

There are many laws and regulations governing non-profit organizations that can create difficult compliance challenges. Some of these areas are:

  • FERPA – governing the release of confidential educational records.
  • HIPAA – regulating the protection of confidential information, including some arduous notification and paperwork requirements.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – protecting individuals with disabilities from discrimination.
  • I-9 Employment Identity Verification – preventing the hiring of illegal immigrants.
  • 501(c) requirements – imposing extensive mandates concerning accounting practices, documentation requirements, etc.
  • Policies and Procedures – governing legal and operational compliance (e.g. conflicts of interests, whistleblowers, document retention, etc.).

In addition to these legal requirements, Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP will help you address the regulations that apply to your organization’s finances, governance, and operations and employ practical solutions for compliance that ensure that your organization’s good work may continue and thrive.

Facilitating Service to the Community

Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP not only serves non-profit corporations but also educators and families of children and adults with disabilities. Our law firm has chosen to use our considerable legal talent and experience to serve clients in ways that benefit underserved individuals and the community as a whole. We strive to provide excellent service and peace of mind to our non-profit clients with the intention of facilitating their mission to promote socially beneficial action.

If your non-profit organization is interested in assistance with regulatory compliance or in addressing specific compliance concerns, please contact Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP to discuss how we can best serve you.