Potential Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Clients

In Washburn University School of Law's Small Business and Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic (Transactional Clinic) upper-level law students provide business and legal assistance to small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Topeka and surrounding areas. The Transactional Clinic has two primary goals: to help students develop skills in business counseling and transactional law under the supervision of an experienced licensed attorney who is also a member of the law school faculty, and to serve the legal needs of businesses and nonprofit organizations who cannot afford to hire legal counsel.

The Transactional Clinic provides a wide variety of legal assistance, but does not assist businesses or organizations with litigation. Business counseling and legal services include:

  • Drafting and reviewing business plans
  • Counseling on choice of entity formation and start-up services to for-profit and nonprofit groups
  • Drafting and filing charter documents
  • Drafting governing documents, such as bylaws, operating agreements, and partnership/shareholder agreements
  • Applying for tax-exempt status for nonprofit organizations
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, leases, and licensing agreements
  • Counseling on compliance with local, state, and federal laws
  • Research and counseling on select intellectual property issues

To inquire about our services or to proceed with the intake process, please contact Washburn Law Clinic at (785) 670-1191.