A violation of bylaws, failure to maintain accurate financial records, misappropriation of funds—these are just a few examples of common D&O claims and lawsuits that are often brought against non-profit organizations.

The attorneys in Marshall Dennehey’s Non-Profit D&O Practice Group are experienced in defending boards of directors and individual board members when their alleged actions or decisions necessitate legal intervention. We represent all manner of non-profit organizations, including condominium, homeowner and property owner associations, as well as social and recreational clubs.

We defend these entities against alleged wrongful acts or omissions, errors, misstatements, or violation of state or federal law that allegedly denied members of certain rights and privileges. In addition to defending claims brought by association members, we also defend the non-profit organizations and their boards against claims brought by non-members, including disputes with contractors asserting breach of contract or fraud or claims by non-members that they have been discriminated against in violation of state or federal law.

Because our clients are often employers, we frequently defend employment-related issues that may arise during such litigation, including discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination asserted against the organization or its board.  

Our attorneys handle these matters across our 20 offices in six states. In every engagement, we work with clients to find creative solutions to resolve disputes and, when warranted, provide legal representation through trial.