Believe it or not, there are different types of attorneys that specialize in different things. Just like there are doctors that specialize in helping children, women, focusing on hearts, ears, teeth, etc. – there are different types of lawyers that specialize in different things. A nonprofit attorney is one that specializes in helping nonprofits. They handle preparing and filing the legal paperwork to start your nonprofit and make sure it is structured the right way and everything is done correctly. The best ones also advise you as you grow. For example, a good nonprofit attorney can also give you guidance to help you get the maximum benefit from your board of directors, raise money to achieve your goals, recruit volunteers, hire staff, and create systems and processes so that you can delegate more and get more done without sacrificing quality and manage the various aspects of your nonprofit so that you can grow and achieve your goals. Let me be clear. Your nonprofit attorney wouldn’t be the person that you go to if you are in a car accident, if you are arrested for a criminal offense or if you need assistance with filing immigration.