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Pfau Englund Nonprofit Law, P.C.

Legal Counsel to Associations, Nonprofits, Charities & Foundations

501(c)(3) Applications & Legal Assistance

We're glad you stopped by!

We think our law firm is a little different than most because:

1) We tell you our fees up front.  Many services, like 501c3 applications, are provided for a flat fee. Our rule - no surprises.

2) We stand behind our work.  For 501c3 or other start-ups this means our fees include responding to IRS questions about the Form 1023 or 1024 we draft for you. We don't just fill in the blanks.

3) We want you to call or email.  We don't charge for telephone calls or email questions about our services. We charge our clients only for the services they request, and keep our time down as much as possible. We know that you are running a nonprofit!  

Send us an email or give us a call.  Let's see if our firm is a good fit for you.

How can we assist you?

Interested in starting a nonprofit and obtaining501(c)(3) status?

Want to start a U.S. "friends of" organization to raise funds for your non-U.S. NGO?

Want to engage "in-house" counsel for your association at much less cost than hiring an attorney?

Need to protecting your name, logos, website or other content?

Is your organization is protected before it signs an expensive hotel or other meeting contract?

We're here to help!

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Sandy, the firm's founder, has 20+ years assisting nonprofit organizations.  It's all she knows!  She knew she wanted to work in nonprofit law after taking a class during her 3rd year of law school at George Washington University.  Sandy also has a masters degree in public administration with a concentration in association management from GWU, and experience both as an attorney and as a manager of an international nonprofit organization.  Sandy's philosophy:  "I keep it simple. Association and nonprofit managers want to know how to keep legal and out-of-trouble.  They are less interested in the legal intricacies of the issues."

Sandy is a member of the VA and DC bars.

Contact Sandy
PH:  703.304.1204

Meet our attorneys -
Aisha  & Jennifer 


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Ms. Englund is admitted in the District of Columbia and Virginia.  Ms. Hasan is admitted in the State of North Carolina.  This legal practice is otherwise limited to matters and proceedings before federal agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service. 

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