Non Profit Law

The purpose of a non-profit or not for profit is to conduct business for the benefit of the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive. There are several different types of Non-Profit Organizations and corporation such as charities, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), and civil society organizations (CSOs.)

JEP lawyers working on Non-Profit Law provide services that may include:

  • Non-Profit Entity Formation
  • Bylaws & Contract Drafting
  • 501(c)(3) Recognition
  • Sales Tax Exemptions
  • Property Tax Exemptions
  • Amy Cook

    Amy Cook Law LLC

    Serving Cook and surrounding counties

    amycooklaw.com

    As a small business owner, former executive director of a nonprofit, and years of experience in the publishing industry, Amy Cook is uniquely suited to understand and address her clients’ legal needs. Amy concentrates her work on entity formation, drafting and reviewing contracts, protecting intellectual property, and mediation for business owners, nonprofit organizations, writers and other creative professionals. Her goal is to provide clients peace of mind that they are on solid legal ground and allow them to focus on their passions.

    Amy has a particular interest in serving businesses and nonprofits working to create healthy and sustainable food systems for all. She also has written and presented extensively on legal issues for writers. Amy is an active member of the Chicago legal community, serving as the Chicago Bar Association Food Law Committee Chair and has served as editor-in-chief of the CBA Record magazine.

    Amy is proud to be part of the JEP, volunteers for Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and serves on the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. She received her JD and MA in journalism from Drake University and a BA from UCLA.

    Amy can be reached at 630-401-2536 or via email at amy@amycooklaw.com. This firm does not charge for an initial brief consultation.


  • Braden Tilghman

    Cook and surrounding counties

    www.co-counselor.com/

    Brady provides legal services to equity-minded organizations in the Chicagoland area.  He believes in learning and lawyering alongside clients while providing affordable flat-fee legal services that help community-based organizations navigate the legal system.  Although Brady’s practice is primarily focused on supporting nonprofit organizations and small businesses, he believes in responsive legal services that address his client’s needs as they define them; even if that requires him to blur the bounds of his practice areas.

    Brady can be reached at brady@co-counselor.com  He charges a $50 consultation fee that is credited towards the total cost of service.


  • Kimber Russell

    Vanguard Advocates, LLP

    Serves in Cook County

    vanguardadvocates.com

    Kimber is a criminal defense attorney who prioritizes protecting her client’s rights. The criminal justice system, especially in Illinois, can be a terrifying and disorienting experience, and Kimber excels in helping clients understand and navigate the court system. Kimber is a fighter with a keen sense of justice who will stand up and not back down when the case is challenging. Having a clear criminal record is key to accessing employment, housing, and so many other core human necessities, which is why one of Kimber’s core practice areas is in Criminal Records Relief. 2020 brings with it a huge opportunity for many people who have been arrested and convicted for cannabis possession to have their records cleared and to get a fresh start, and Kimber is ready to help. Kimber is an active member of the Chicago legal community, taking on many leadership roles within the Chicago Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Kimber’s focus is on diversifying the legal profession, especially by supporting women and people of color in accessing, navigating and succeeding in law school, the bar exam, and the legal profession at large. As the incumbent Co-Chair of the Alliance for Women (the largest sub-committee of the Chicago Bar Association), Kimber spearheaded programming, Continuing Legal Education, and events to empower women attorneys to continue to break barriers in the field of law.

    Kimber can be reached via email kimber.russell@vanguardadvocates.com or phone at (312) 344-3804. This firm charges a consultation fee ranging from $100 to $500 depending on the type of the case.


  • Chlece Neal

    Chicago Advocate Legal, LLC

    Serves in Cook County

    www.chicagoadvocatelegal.com

    Chlece Neal’s passion for law is inspired by a desire to see social justice for everyone. She sees the legal system as an instrument for social change and wants to use the legal system to empower, inspire and help people see positive change in their lives, their families and their communities. Chlece graduated from Loyola University School of Law and the Graduate School of Social Work where she focused on child and family law and mental health issues as well as the criminal justice system. Chlece practices in the area of family law, child law, criminal law and nonprofit organization. With flexible office hours, including weekends, and affordable pricing options, there is no reason to go at it alone.

    Chlece Neal can be reached at (312) 801-5918 or at cal@chicagoadvocatelegal.com. This firm charges $50 for in-person consultations and $25 for phone consultations.


  • Robert Alexander

    Vanguard Advocates, LLP

    Serves in Cook, DuPage, and Lake Counties

    vanguardadvocates.com/

    Rob is a fighter and guide for people facing the criminal prosecution system in Chicagoland. He is a founder and partner at Vanguard Advocates, LLP, a law practice focused on people and problem-solving. Vanguard Advocates, LLP is driven by a mission to provide legal services that are affordable, with clear and predictable pricing, so that your focus can be on your criminal, traffic, or juvenile justice issue. If your case is over, Vanguard Advocates, LLP stands ready to help you with criminal records relief, including adult records sealing and expungements. Rob earned a BA at Morehouse College and his JD at DePaul University College of Law. He is licensed in Illinois and a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

    Rob can be reached at robert.alexander@vanguardadvocates.com or 312-219-5931. This firm charges a consultation fee ranging from $100 to $500 depending on the type of the case.


  • Darren Perconte

    Perconte Law

    Serves in Cook County

    www.percontelaw.com

    Darren Perconte is an alumni member of the JEP. Darren provides affordable and tailored legal services to business owners, professionals, and creatives. His practice areas include business transactions, business litigation and dispute resolution, employment law, administrative and professional hearings, copyright and trademark, estate planning, and real estate. Darren draws upon his legal and business experience to pursue specific, client-focused solutions to legal issues. For more complex or specialized matters, he utilizes a wide network of attorneys and other professionals to meet the unique needs of each client. Darren understands that every client faces a different situation, so he offers a range of payment plans and representation options, including limited scope, unbundled services, and coaching. Darren earned his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Boston College.

    Darren can be reached at (773)242-9909 or darren@percontelaw.com. This firm charges a $150 consultation fee.