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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

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

Year-End Federal Tax Changes Benefiting NonProfits

On December 20, 2019, the President signed, “The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act” (H.R. 1865), which contained the “Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019” (“Act”).  The Act contains two important changes to federal tax laws affecting nonprofits: (1) repeal of the parking tax and (2) reduction in the private foundation excise tax.

Intellectual Property

Supreme Court to Hear “Not-So-Generic” Case Regarding Generic Trademarks

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could have profound implications for owners of generic marks.  In United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if adding the term “.com” to a generic word creates a protectable trademark for an online business.  This case arose when
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Employment

Illinois Employment Law for 2020

2019 was a busy year for the Illinois legislature with respect to state employment law changes. Below is a summary of the most important pieces of legislation affecting employers in 2020: Amendments to the Equal Pay Act of 2003 Made effective on September 29, 2019, the intent of the legislation is to address pay disparity
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