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
    Serves in Cook County

    amycookconsulting.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 amycook524@gmail.com. This firm does not charge for an initial brief consultation.


  • 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.


  • 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) 646-5315 or at cal@chicagoadvocatelegal.com. This firm charges $50 for in-person consultations and $25 for phone consultations.