Potential Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Clients

The Law Clinic is accepting clients by appointment only until further notice.

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.

The Law Clinic is unable to give legal advice or legal answer questions unless you are a current client. If you need legal advice or need a legal question answered, you may want to contact:

  • Ask-A-Lawyer Advice Line at (800) 928-3111 (via Kansas Bar Association Services (KBA))
  • Kansas Bar Association / Topeka Bar Association Call-a-Lawyer
    • Second Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. – call (800) 928-3111.
    • Goal is to give free basic advice so the person calling can decide if they have a case worth pursuing, if they need a lawyer, and what alternatives are available if they cannot afford full representation.
    • No charge for initial call and referral.
    • Charges may apply depending upon complexity of issue and referral of case to a lawyer.
  • Kansas Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 928-3111
  • Also, the Washburn Law Library is open to the public and you are welcome to use its resources.