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responsive to your needs.

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

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 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.

Nonprofit President

Nonprofits

Receipting Donations

Don’t be complacent. 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 Jobs Act.
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Intellectual Property

Beware of Copyright Trolls

Have you ever copied a photograph from a website thinking that the photograph was free to use?  You may have thought this because the photograph did not contain a watermark or copyright notice. Maybe the photograph claimed that it was “royalty free,” and you assumed that meant it was free to use for no charge. 
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Employment

New Proposed Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) finalized its proposed rules for overtime eligibility. As some may recall, the DOL attempted to issue new overtime rules back in 2015, but those overtime rules were enjoined by a federal district court in 2016. Below is a summary of the final 2019 overtime rules:

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