In recent years, there seems to have been a flourish of nonprofit business creation. Qualifying as a § 501(c)(3) entity is only one part of the equation. There are other federal and state laws that must be satisfied for your philanthropic or charitable entity. In Georgia, nonprofit businesses are treated under a separate, but similar, section of the corporations code than for-profit companies. Compliance with those laws is as important as, and often more complicated than, complying with the for-profit sections of the code. Mr. Dempsey was one of the charter members of the State Bar of Georgia's section on nonprofit law. He can review your business plan and help focus the mission on compliance with charitable purposes if the goal is to qualify as a tax-exempt entity. The Law Office of W. Wright Dempsey, Jr., LLC can also assist entities in the historic preservation arena achieve or maintain tax exempt status as well as navigate the waters of governmental regulation at the local level.