Hannah provides corporate and commercial advice and assistance to not-for-profits, charities and social enterprises on matters concerning their establishment, structure, governance, compliance obligations and operations. She also advises government bodies and corporates seeking to undertake not-for-profit businesses or activities with a social purpose.
Her practice primarily involves assisting clients with implementing appropriate legal structures including when merging or starting new activities; drafting constituent documents; working with the various regulators to obtain relevant registrations and tax benefits; and implementing measures to ensure good governance, including implementing on-boarding processes for directors, conducting governance training, implementing sub-committees and drafting sub-committee charters, and implementing or facilitating board assessments and review processes.
Hannah regularly helps charities obtain or change their charitable status, understand their obligations when fundraising and enter into arrangements that allow them to collaborate with others to achieve their goals (such as auspicing, funding, fundraising and service agreements). She helps resolve disputes between boards in federated structures, board members and/or members and assists charities to respond to ACNC investigations and other regulator enquiries. Hannah also acts on a retained basis for a number of non-profits providing legal counsel and company secretary services.
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