Nuala's practice has a major focus on representing nonprofit and tax exempt organizations. She brings insight and enthusiasm to her work which comes from many years of involvement with nonprofits. Whether it is helping a brand new organization create a new corporate structure and apply for tax exemption, or a long established organization looking at compliance issues, she uses her skills and experience to help organizations find the best path to fulfill their missions. Nuala has advised and helped nonprofits with many issues that are unique to the world of nonprofits, including; reinstatement of tax exempt status after automatic revocation; resolving issues with the IRS and removing penalties; state registration for solicitation; drafting Bylaws and other corporate documents; Board and governance issues; mergers; public support and charitable status issues.
Nuala also helps individuals with estate planning, creating wills and trusts and powers of attorney. She has a particular interest in guardianship and conservator issues and has served as guardian ad litem for the Washtenaw County Probate Court. While advance planning for incapacity is always best, there are many occasions when caregivers of elderly or disabled adults find that they do not have the legal authority to properly look after their loved one and petitioning the court for guardianship or conservatorship is necessary.
Nuala began her legal career in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a focus on personal injury and business litigation and family law. In one notable case she represented plaintiffs who obtained a record-breaking settlement. Since moving to Michigan in 1992, Nuala attained an advanced law degree with a specialty in employment issues and passed the Michigan Bar. She has practiced law in Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1995. Her background in litigation and employment law add further dimension to her ability to counsel and represent nonprofits.
Nuala can be reached at (734) 995-2500 or, firstname.lastname@example.org