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Welcome to Bea & VandenBerk

We seek to provide a broad range of legal services to tax-exempt organizations, small businesses, and individuals. It is our objective to provide high-quality legal services with a personal approach that is responsive to client needs. Please review our services and contact us if we can be of assistance.

Our Practice Areas

  • Nonprofit Corporate Law
  • Tax Compliance and Advising
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright & Trademark
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Contracts & Comercial Transactions
  • Charitable Solicitation

Our Clients

  • 501(c)(3) and other Nonprofits
  • Social Enterprises
  • Churches & Religious Organizations
  • Artists, Authors, and Filmmakers
  • Publishing & Entertainment
  • Small Businesses

Our not-for profit has used the services of Bea & VandenBerk for many years. Their team is very responsive to our needs, helps us with direction in our projects, and are committed to our mission. I highly recommend the firm.

International Non-Profit Organization

Nonprofits

IRS Deems Pet Visitation is for the Public Good

If you have spent time in a hospital you may have seen pets walking through the hallways en route to patient visitations.  Pet visitation programs are often organized and coordinated by charities established solely for the purpose of providing pet visitation.  The charities work with hospitals and other healthcare providers to offer pet visitation services
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Intellectual Property

Developing Open Source Software Not an Exempt Purpose

You may be familiar with open source software. If you are, you know it is software people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible. Would efforts to develop open source software qualify as an exempt purpose under tax law? It’s not commercial and it benefits the public, right? Not according to the IRS.
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Employment

“Mark of the Beast”: Fourth Circuit Upholds Judgment That Employer Failed to Accommodate Employee’s Religious Beliefs

A recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling highlights an employer’s mistakes when refusing an employee’s request for a religious accommodation. The case, EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc., upheld the lower court’s judgment against Consol that it failed to accommodate an employee’s religious objection to participate in the employer’s mandated biometric hand scanner system. The
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