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Athena Legal Solutions + Your Nonprofit

At Athena Legal Solutions, we believe that we all have a responsibility to help make the world a better place.  But changing the world is hard and you shouldn't have to do it alone. 


We go beyond for you. We are more than an attorney, we are your trusted sidekick.  We learn the ins and outs of your nonprofit and act as  a strategic team member focused on providing pragmatic, business-driven legal advice to help your nonprofit grow and thrive.

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Athena is here to guide you. Because even superheroes need help.

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Nonprofit Services




All nonprofits receive a 25% discount on hourly rates.

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Forming Your Nonprofit

Athena helps you determine which 501 (c) entity is the right one for your organization and helps you  apply for and  maintain your tax-exempt status.  We also advise on other legal obligations and activities applicable to nonprofits, including:

  • Federal Tax Exemption (Form 1023 or 1024)

    • Initial application

    • Auto-revocation and reinstatement

  • Annual tax filings (Form 990)

  • Wisconsin sales tax issues and exemption

  • Wisconsin charitable organization registration

  • Raffles

  • Grant compliance

  • Gift agreements and donation policies

  • Donor advised funds and related agreements

  • Fundraising strategy

Managing & Running Your Nonprofit

Athena works with you to help build and maintain a thriving, well-run organization. We assist with such issues as:

  • Nonprofit company incorporation and  governing documents

    • Articles of Incorporation and bylaws

    • LLC operating agreements

    • Conflict of interest policies and authority guidelines

  • Governance

    • Best practices

    • Agenda Planners

    • Board training

    • Nonprofit and Board policies

  • ​Mergers and asset transfers

  • Dissolutions

  • Establishment of 501(c)(3)/501(c)(4) affiliations​

  • Employee hiring, managing, and terminations

  • Employee handbooks 

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Protecting Your Nonprofit

Athena can advise you how to best protect what makes your nonprofit special and limit your risk.  We assist with such issues as:

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