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responsive to your needs.
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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 & Commercial Transactions
- Charitable Solicitation
- 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 responsive to our needs, helps us with direction in our projects, and is committed to our mission. I highly recommend the firm.
International Nonprofit Paralegal
As the director of a small music nonprofit, I was faced with a legal problem that carried big risks. Attorney David Bea consulted with me as if I was a Fortune 500 company! At least that’s how it felt. His knowledge, experience, and confidence in the matters at hand were impressive, and we came to very good conclusions very quickly, and the case was closed and put behind us. I am infinitely grateful to David Bea for his willingness and understanding of our need for help. This kind of situation can easily bring down a small nonprofit.
Complacency is Not an Option Each year tax-exempt organizations in the United States receive hundreds of millions of dollars in donations. Donors contributing to 501(c)(3) organizations are able to deduct their own contributions from their taxes, subject to IRS limitations. Recently, a higher standard deduction has been put in place through the Tax Cuts and
How to Properly Use Music and Images During Worship Service Churches today use a variety of intellectual property during worship services, such as music, photographs, quotes, and video clips. These materials can be important to a worship service by increasing engagement, illustrating a point, or adding extra meaning to the service. However, most materials are
“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