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Get Your Nonprofit Off to a Great Start

We work closely with nonprofit organizations to start, build, and protect their mission.

“Serving the community with purpose is an important and worthy goal. We’re here to help you pursue your passion.

I personally served as Chairman of the Board for a multi-million dollar national nonprofit organization. I have extensive experience and know exactly what you need to set your nonprofit up for success.

Let’s get started so that you can do great things!”

John McCormick, Attorney & Founder
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How to Start
A Nonprofit

Our nonprofit packages include helping you with all of these steps and more.
  • 1.
    File Articles of Incorporation with the State to establish a non-stock corporation (VA) or nonprofit corporation (NC)
  • 2.
    Prepare Bylaws and Organizational First Meeting Minutes that comply with IRS requirements
  • 3.
    Obtain a tax EIN number from the IRS
  • 4.

    Apply for 501(c)3 tax exempt status so that you can accept donations and grants – we GUARANTEE that your organization will be approved.

Dedicated Professional Service

We’ll assist with any questions you may as your organization gets off the ground.

Clear Communication

Stay up to date on your nonprofit and feel confident about our representation.

Long Term Relationships

We can help you start, build, and grow your nonprofit. We’ll be there when you need us for guidance and assistance throughout the life of your organization.

Your Registered Agent

As your Registered Agent, we provide the following services:

  • Accepting service of process and legal notices
  • Preparing Annual Meeting Minutes
  • Filing annual renewal with the State
  • Annual comprehensive legal consultation

Why Choose Us

Local Service

We only serve Virginia and North Carolina. Other services claim nationwide coverage, but operate as document mills or referral services to affiliates who may not be vetted or experienced in nonprofit formation.

  • Local service from award-winning attorneys
  • Personalized service to build long term relationships

  • We fully handle your tax-exempt application with the IRS (1023-EZ or 1023)

Other Websites

  • Referrals to affiliates based anywhere
  • Randomized placement, difficulties in communication

  • Many do not handle your tax-exempt application with the IRS (1023-EZ or 1023)

Law Firm & Attorneys

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars: 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

  • Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia – CovaBiz Magazine – 2022, 2023

  • Virginia Pilot – Inside Business – Top 40 under 40

  • Martindale-Hubbell – Client Champion – Gold Rating

  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award

Meet Our Clients

We have over 100 5-star reviews from entrepreneurs and business owners just like you.
I am so excited to be able to partner with McCormick Law. From the very 1st conversation with their office it was clear they would be responsive to all my questions and any support with my business. They are relatable and make their customers feel comfortable with any questions and or concerns that might arise while using their services. I am happy to have found them to support me with my small business needs!

McCormick Law & Consulting was integral in the creation of our non-profit. We promised our 12 y/o son that we would keep fighting cancer for kids like him but we couldn’t have kept that promise without John McCormick and his team. We were hooked at our first meeting when John simply asked “ Tell me about you son.” McCormick Law and Consulting took care of all the legal work while allowing us to focus on our mission. John and his team continue to be a great resource and supporter of D-Feet Cancer The Dalton Fox Foundation. We couldn’t have asked for better legal representation. Thank you McCormick Law & Consulting.

Being a first time business owner, you want to make sure you’re making all the right decisions. Choosing McCormick Law & Consulting, along with Emma and Taylor, made the process so easy! Emma understood right away what my primary concerns were, and was able to execute everything in a very timely manner! She was extremely easy to talk to and she took the time to explain everything to me, settling my nerves with taking this next big step. Taylor made the process of making it all official completely stress free. If you’re looking for a firm that will help you take your business to the next level, this is it! So looking forward to the future! Thank you so much!!
I have used John McCormick and his team for many legal services including LLC formation and real estate transactions. All of the work they do is top notch. I’ve worked with other firms that routinely mess up the settlement statement and require correction at the final hour. I never have this problem with John and his team. When setting up my LLC, I asked a lot of questions and John was always prompt and knowledgeable with his responses. His paralegal Allison is great too and extremely knowledgeable. Great people and easy to work with. I highly recommend.
I had a great experience working with McCormick Law. They are professional and experienced, and my business needs were handled in a timely manner. I would recommend this firm to anyone needing their expertise.
I trusted McCormick Law & Consulting to assist with setting up my LLC, and the team did not disappoint. You can expect a quick response from them. I will be returning for future assistance for sure!

I definitely could have created my new business, Davis Wealth Management LLC, but boy that would have been a mistake. Because business formation is not an area in which I practice, I had no idea where my blind spots were, and let me tell you there were plenty. The knowledge I received from the firm is invaluable.

John McCormick and his firm are very reasonably priced and quickly and efficiently assisted me in creating my new business. It was completely turn key; they did everything for me.

I can’t recommend their services enough. Also, huge shoutout to Taylor who kept me informed every step of the way!


John and his team were great to work with. They provided advice for starting my business and set everything up in an efficient and timely manner. I will definitely recommend them to others!


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