The Cullinane Law Groups exclusively serves nonprofits and social enterprises throughout the United States that seek to create positive change.
Starting a nonprofit is a great way to make a difference in the world. Nonprofits solve problems in all areas of our community — education, arts & culture, human services, medicine & healthcare, religious organizations, and more.
But starting and managing a nonprofit organization can be complex and time-consuming. The many federal tax laws and state requirements are confusing. We are here to help with the legal and tax matters, so that you can focus on your cause and community.
We provide a quick, straightforward solution to start and manage your nonprofit. We work with all categories of nonprofits — public charities, foundations, business leagues, professional athletes’ foundations, religious groups, schools, social entrepreneurs, and more. Our clients are diverse — but they are all using the tools we’ve given them so that they can make a difference in the world.
We help you with:
- Formation of your new nonprofit organization (public charities, churches, schools)
- Formation and management of your private foundation
- Obtaining IRS and State Tax Exempt Status (501c3, trade associations, social clubs)
- Social Enterprise Formation & Governance (benefit corporation, L3C, for-good businesses)
- Compliance with Federal Tax Laws, Filing IRS Form 990s
- General Counsel Service (ongoing business and legal needs, risk management)
- Training & Classes (fundraising, legal check-ups, conflicts of interest)
Do you have a cause you’re passionate about?
We’ll help you turn that cause into a strong organization with a solid base for long-term success.
When you work with Cullinane Law Group, you will be empowered to run your nonprofit with confidence and ease.
Mollie Wettstein Cullinane is an award-winning nonprofit attorney who has worked with nonprofits and social enterprises of all sizes, from emerging charities to international foundations. Mollie has been a “Super Lawyer for Nonprofit Law” for the past three years (2012-2014, Thomson Reuters). She also serves as a professor at Texas Lutheran University, teaching Social Entrepreneurship classes. LEARN MORE
Hear Mollie interviewed on NPR Morning Edition.
Jeff Cullinane represents social entrepreneurs and socially responsible businesses that look to make a difference in their communities. He also leads litigation and adversarial proceedings for nonprofits. Jeff started his law practice at a legendary local firm in San Antonio, Texas, where he represented nonprofits, family foundations, entrepreneurs and small businesses; he has also worked as General Counsel for a Fortune 200 Company and as Assistant Texas Attorney General. LEARN MORE