Association Law

Willingham & Coté attorneys represent many state and national trade associations and other nonprofit entities, and serve as general counsel for a number of associations.

Our attorneys are long-time members of both the Michigan Society of Association Executives and the American Society of Association Executives, and the firm is a member of the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

Legal services for associations and other nonprofit organizations include:

  • Entity formation, articles of incorporation, bylaws, tax-exemption status
  • Chapters, subsidiaries and foundations
  • Tax law and regulatory compliance
  • Conflict of Interest and other board policies
  • Sarbanes-Oxley, ethics and fiduciary compliance
  • Insurance and liability issues
  • Legal audits
  • Endorsement, licensing and other contracts


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