A Not-for-Profit Incorporated Society found itself embroiled in a member dispute.  

The members were claiming that an officer appointed by election was ineligible under the terms of the Society’s Constitution.  Upon reviewing their voting procedures in the Constitution we determined that the election process had not been correctly followed, and the Society had to go through the time-consuming process of running a second election.

The firm acts for a number of not-for-profit organisations, advising on charitable status, structures, trading activities, employment, leases, and civil actions.

We also regularly assist clients with setting up not-for-profit entities, including providing advice about which type of entity is right for you.   We are experts in setting up Charitable Trusts, Incorporated Societies, and Charitable Companies, including drafting Charitable Trust Deeds, Rules, and Constitutions, to ensure they meet the legal requirements to be a charity.

We can assist with disputes between members, officers, or trustees of not-for-profit organisations, to help reach a resolution.

Call us for a relaxed friendly chat on 04 4736 850 or email us at lawyers@raineycollins.co.nz