Trade & Professional Associations

In the trade association, professional society and tax-exempt worlds, unique and complex issues can arise at any time. Whether they are issues relating to corporate governance, antitrust, tax, contracts, employment, PACs, regulatory matters, credentialing, publishing, meeting and planning or intellectual property, you want your problems solved correctly and quickly. You want to trust your legal and regulatory affairs to professionals who know their business—and understand yours —and who care enough to do the job right, every time. You need the Association Practice Group at GKG Law. We provide strategic, cost-effective planning for all your needs.

The Premier Law Firm for Trade Associations, Professional Societies and Tax-Exempt Organizations
The Association Practice Group at GKG Law has more than 75 years of combined experience in representing non-profit organizations. Our expertise and experience enhance our ability to provide value added, comprehensive and efficient representation for our clients as the association world evolves. We have already dealt with almost every issue your organization might encounter. We have handled litigation all over the country, in state and Federal courts, and in administrative agencies. We have successfully negotiated settlements, and mitigated penalties to be imposed by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice and other regulatory agencies.

We are leaders in drafting tax-exempt corporations’ organizational and compliance documents to meet organizational needs. Our Association Practice Group has enormous experience and key relationships with the association community and government agencies. We have negotiated and drafted all types of agreements in the non-profit organization field.  We assist with credentialing boards with all of their needs, including evaluating and enforcement of their ethics codes and standards.  We regularly advise our clients on board governance issued and draft comprehensive, flexible and tailored board governance documents.  We know our business and we know your business. We respond to your legal problems quickly, accurately and economically.

We Are Always There
Our attorneys have represented tax-exempt organizations in virtually every field and industry. We pride ourselves on focusing on your industry and profession, to better understand your mission and your goals. Since we know you, we can advise you on how to accomplish your goals within appropriate legal parameters.

We Understand
We speak your language. We utilize our legal expertise to help you accomplish your goals and objectives within the framework of your organization. We quickly identify issues and immediately begin structuring a correct and meaningful solution.

The Association Practice Group continuously conducts seminars and webinars designed to educate association and non-profit leadership about legal issues that impact associations and non-profit entities. The Association Practice Group also publishes monthly articles discussing current legal issues that are of interest to associations and non-profit entities.