Public Charities and Nonprofit Business Formation

Unique rules apply to the operation of non-profit organizations and public charities. At the Law Offices of Reuben S. F. Wong, we have extensive experience in these matters, and we advise and represent clients in all aspects of non-profit formation and representation.

If your goal is to create a tax-exempt non-profit business or public charity, contact our business formation attorneys today to arrange a free consultation. We counsel and represent clients in Honolulu and across the Island of O'ahu.

Comprehensive Non-Profit Business Planning

Non-profit corporations are subject to specific reporting rules and corporate governance. Our lawyers can help ensure legal compliance from the very start — so your organization can obtain and maintain non-profit status.

We provide general counsel for non-profit corporations, and our services include:

  • Drafting articles of incorporation and ensuring compliance with all bylaws
  • Drafting and reviewing business contracts
  • Tax planning and proper filing of taxes
  • Proper filing of meeting minutes
  • Resolving business disputes

We also help our clients create effective development plans that cover a variety of matters, including the board of directors, organizational and management policies, financial strategies, annual budgeting, and compensation.

Our Firm and the 'School of Weinberg'

Our founding attorney Reuben Wong served as Harry Weinberg's personal attorney and estate planner for many years. A leading philanthropist in Hawaii, Mr. Weinberg donated the majority of his assets to a philanthropic organization, which Mr. Wong helped to create. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., has since donated hundreds of millions of dollars in Hawaii.

Because of his extensive experience in business law, non-profits, estate planning and wealth preservation, Mr. Wong is a leading attorney in Hawaii and a graduate of what our firm has called the "School of Weinberg."

Contact the Law Offices of Reuben S. F. Wong

To arrange a free consultation to discuss your goals and concerns, call us locally at 808-531-3526 or toll free at 888-567-4597, or send us an email. We advise and represent clients across the Island of O'ahu.

Evening and weekend appointments are available by appointment. Mandarin, Chinese and Cantonese language services are also available.