STRATEGIC LEGAL ADVICE FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND NONPROFITS.

Services

How can we help you succeed?

Business Formation

Starting something new?  We can help you set it up.  From partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, to nonprofits, we can walk you through the process and help get you to your launch.

Nonprofit Law

It can be a challenge to navigate and comply with all of the legal requirements for tax-exempt organizations.  From corporate governance to lobbying, fundraising, organizational policies and procedures, reporting, grantmaking, and beyond, we can help take the worry out of compliance, so your nonprofit can focus on fulfilling its mission.

Corporate Law

You’ve got your business up and running, but there are ongoing corporate governance issues to deal with.  Need help with your corporate meeting minutes and resolutions, updating bylaws, or amending your operating agreement? 
We can provide it.

Business Transactions

Vendor contracts, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, partnership agreements – these are just a few common examples of contracts that you may need to operate and protect your organization or business.  We can help draft, review, and negotiate on your behalf and make sure you understand what you’re signing.

Special Projects

You’re working on exciting things and we want to help. Planning an event? We can review venue and vendor contracts, assess insurance needs, manage risk, and even help keep it sustainable. Conducting a social media contest? We can draft the official rules and help navigate the laws that regulate sweepstakes, contests, and lotteries. Producing a video?  We can help ensure that your content is properly licensed and cleared.

Outside General Counsel

Your organization or company is growing and has more consistent legal needs.  For a flat monthly fee, we can serve as your go-to outside general counsel and provide you with guidance to meet your day-to-day legal needs.

PRICING

We understand that nonprofits and small businesses operate on a tight budget.  Hourly legal fees can add up to an unexpectedly large legal bill, which can be problematic for budgeting and your bottom line.  That’s why we offer reasonable hourly rates, flat-rate quotes, and payment plans for our services.  Contact us to receive a quote today.

FOLLOW

  • We’re approaching the end of the calendar year and the time when many charitable organizations make a final push to raise money through #givingtuesday and #endofyear fundraising campaigns. The IRS has rules for organization about when to provide and what to include in written acknowledgements (a.k.a. “tax receipts”) to their donors.  The basic requirement is this:
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Donors cannot claim a tax deduction for a contribution of $250 or more unless the donor receives a contemporaneous, written acknowledgement from the charitable organization.  The written acknowledgment must contain:
(1) the organization’s name;
(2) the amount of cash contribution; or (3) a description (but not the value) of non-cash contribution;
(4) a statement that no goods or services were provided by the organization in exchange for the donation, if true; or (5) a description and good faith estimate of the value of goods or services, if any, that an organization provided in return for the contribution; or (6) a statement that goods or services, if any, that an organization provided in return for the contribution consisted entirely of “intangible religious benefits,” if that was the case.
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The written acknowledgement may be provided for each contribution of $250+ or as an annual statement detailing each contribution of $250+. Organizations commonly send written acknowledgements by January 31 of the calendar year following the contribution. When a donor receives a good or service in exchange for a donation, specific rules apply as to how much of the contribution may be deducted by the donor, which information the charitable organization should provide to the donor.  Written acknowledgements may be provided on paper or electronically, such as through email.
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Pro tip: While donors may only require a written acknowledgment for contributions of $250+, it’s good practice to provide an acknowledgment for all contributions (thank your donors!). Use an online platform specifically designed for charitable organizations collecting contributions and have the ability to automatically send compliant written acknowledgements.
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#nonprofittip #charitablegiving #writtenacknowledgments #IRSrules #huilaw
  • When Tuesday feels like Monday, take a break from your usual routine, and stop by @202Creates to ask me your legal questions. I’ll be there from 11am to 3pm. See you soon! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • To all the heroes who have served our country, past and present, thank you from your friends at Hui Law. We hope you have a safe, restful, and happy Veterans day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#veteransday #happyveteransday #heroes #USA #huilaw #motivationalmonday #mondaymotivation #mondayquote #bernardmalmud #thankyouforyourservice
  • Coming up next week: The DC Bar Pro Bono Center will be holding its monthly Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic at the DC Women’s Business Center (740 15th St., NW, Washington, DC). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’re a small business owner in need of some FREE legal advice, come on down to the DC Women’s Business Center, Saturday, November 16, between 9:30AM and 12PM to meet one-on-one with a lawyer. You can get answers to questions about business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other legal matters related to running a small business. Please bring any documents relevant to the issues you wish to discuss. This is a walk-in clinic, but you can register online (link in bio). I’ll be one of the volunteer attorneys at this month’s clinic – see you there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#dcbar #smallbusinessclinic #huilaw #probono #freelegaladvice #legal #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #freeadvice #dcwomensbusinesscenter #briefadvicelegalclinic #smallbusiness #dcbarprobono
  • After you’ve created your limited liability company (LLC), there are certain things you need to do to help it “stay alive,” so to speak.  In DC, a business owner will first establish an LLC by filing Articles of Organization with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). To maintain the entity, the business owner is required to file (1) an initial report by April 1 of the year after registration and (2) a biennial report every two years by April 1 thereafter.  In either case, the report form that should be filed is the BRA-25 Biennial Report Form and the filing fee (for LLCs) is $300.  Failure to file the biennial report could result in revocation of the LLC.  Late filings incur a penalty of $100. 😬⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As an example, if Joe establishes his LLC today, November 7, 2019, the LLC’s initial report and filing fee of $300 will be due by April 1, 2020.  The next biennial report, along with the $300 fee, is due by April 1, 2022, and every two years after that for as long she wants the LLC to exist.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You should receive a notice from DCRA regarding your biennial report filing deadline as it approaches (assuming your contact information and registered agent information is up to date on file at DCRA). But you can also just put a reminder for yourself in your calendar right now!  Don’t forget to set aside that $300 fee to submit with your BRA-25. 📄💵⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#smallbusinessissues #DCRA #limitedliabilitycompany #stayingalive #LLCmaintenance #entrepreneurship #deadlines #biennialreport #huilaw
  • Be sure to get out to the polls today and vote! Our democracy depends upon it. Check your polling location and time at: https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a choice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, they must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.” Wesberry v. Sanders, 376 U.S. 1, 17 (1964). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#vote #electionday #democracy #truthtopower #raiseyourvoice #getouttothepolls #huilaw #election2019 #getoutthevote
  • Still hoping to make use of that extra hour we gained over the weekend? Come by my open office hours at @202Creates today from 11am – 3pm and bring your legal inquiries. You can book a time (link in bio) or just stop by—looking forward to seeing you there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#legalconsultation #huilaw #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #202Creates #officehours #law #coworking #DC #washingtondc
  • As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and it’s up to you to make your business work.  Sometimes that feeling can be overwhelming.  If you feel stuck, make a list of the people who have always been there for you and kept you motivated. Your success is their success, too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#friendship #success #community #family #huilaw #entrepreneurs #entreprenurialspirit #abrahamlincoln #honestabe #lincoln #leanonme #ittakesavillage #friends #allinthistogether #mondaymotivation #motivationalmonday #riseandshine #mondayquote #believeinyourself
  • Daylight savings ends at 2AM on November 3.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks back tonight and get that extra hour of sleep! 🕒🕑🕐
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INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Like many small businesses and nonprofits, we want to do good in the world.  We believe that companies, including law firms, should be good corporate citizens.  That’s why we’re offering sustainability consulting services to the legal industry.  We can provide the tools that law firms need to better walk the talk and be responsible environmental stewards.

ABOUT

Tammy Hui, founder and principal of Tammy Hui Law + Strategy, PLLC, is an experienced attorney and business advisor.  Prior to starting her own practice, Tammy served as in-house counsel to a preeminent environmental nonprofit for eight years.  Being embedded in the day-to-day operations of a dynamic global nonprofit provided deep insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by organizations looking to solve tough societal and global issues.  She also has experience working at a growing technology company and her family’s multiple small businesses.  Tammy serves to help her clients start up and build their nonprofits and small businesses, and ultimately to reach their most lofty goals.

Tammy received her JD/MBA from Western New England University and earned a Bachelor of Commerce, with a concentration in international business, from the University of Alberta.  She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, and State of New York.

CONTACT

  • Tammy Hui Law + Strategy, PLLC
  • 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20005
  • info@tammyhuilaw.com
  • (202) 930-5577

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