Nonprofit Startup Lawyer

People starting a nonprofit are called a “nonprofit founder.” I’m a nonprofit startup lawyer, and I love working with people like you. People who are starting something that will make a difference RIGHT NOW. If you’re driven, entrepreneurial, and ready to dig in, I’m here to help you hit the ground running. Here’s how we can work together…

Nonprofit Strategy Session

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a brand-new beginner, you’ll need the guidance of a nonprofit startup lawyer.

This is a paid consultation. It’s paid because this is real work and real value. During the Session we work together, and the full hour is work-time, not a sales pitch. Information is cheap – that’s what Google is for. The analysis and partnership with a trusted guide is what creates leverage for you and your new nonprofit. I’ll help you craft the best strategy for moving your mission forward. We’ll dig into your unique situation, answer your burning questions, and uncover things you didn’t even realize are important.

At the end of the hour, you’ll have a written plan that’s yours to keep along with my prescription for your best plan of action. The plan and prescription are yours to keep – setting you up for success – whether you hire us or not.


Your Nonprofit Strategy Session Includes Founder’s Roadmap

After talking to lots of people just like you, I realized that ALL founders have many of the same questions and start out making the same mistakes – yes, even seasoned professionals. I answered these questions and cleared up these myths over and over again. I wished I could get people this education before we met so I could help them get to the deeper things faster.

That’s why I created Founder’s Roadmap.  It’s a short online course that answers SO many of your questions. You take the course before we meet. The course is 5 modules and nearly 2 hours of video time with me – that’s like booking 2 more sessions just to answer all these questions! With Founder’s Roadmap laying the groundwork, when we sit down for our session we can really dig in and get to work uncovering the important issues you NEED a lawyer to weigh in on.

What do past clients say?

Bonnie (founder of K9s From Carrie) came in with a lot of the same questions you have. We worked together to answer all her questions and start a new nonprofit. K9s From Carrie became a 501(c)(3) charity that made a big difference in the lives of the people (and puppies) they work with.

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“We would not be where we are at if not for Jess. She is professional, knowledgeable and personable. She kept us going in the right direction. Jess is able to educate her customers, which helps us make better decisions. Our nonprofit would not be where it is today if we didn’t have the help of Jess and her firm. She is always available when we hit a roadblock. She has taught us numerous different things through the process of getting things off the ground. We still use her when something comes as we have a great amount of trust in her!”

– Bonnie Gallagher, Founder, K9s From Carrie


I love being a nonprofit startup lawyer because I’m surrounded by such amazing people with strong visions. Let’s make your vision a reality. No matter which option you choose, you’ll be on the path to success.


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Birken Law Office – Law firm serving nonprofits organizations, and foundations – Birken Law

Birken Law Office – Law firm serving nonprofits organizations, and foundations – Birken Law

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