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At the Arocho Law Office (ALO), Antonio “Tony” Arocho is committed to providing affordable legal counsel to his clients in the areas of nonprofit law from starting a nonprofit, foundation or trade association to advising nonprofit boards and executives on a variety of corporate and nonprofit governance-related matters.

He is a nonprofit attorney with many years of management experience and public service.  As a result he approaches issues from both a legal and a management perspective. For clients, this two-tiered approach assures that they receive practical, real world advice they can use.  He seeks to understand not just a clients’ immediate legal needs, but also the vision, philosophy and mission driving their nonprofit organization. In doing so, he is able to offer innovative and individualized solutions to each client’s needs.
ALO can advise and counsel nonprofit clients on numerous issues including:
  • Incorporation
  • Fiscal sponsorship
  • Organizational structuring
  • Tax-exemption applications
  • Legal audits
  • Nonprofit bylaws review
  • Charitable solicitation registration
  • State and local tax matters
  • Charitable gifts and fundraising/charitable solicitations & registrations
  • Unrelated business income tax (UBIT)/Earned income strategies
  • Board governance/Nonprofit board duties
  • Employment
  • Dispute resolution
  • First Amendment and constitutional issues
  • Collaborations/Joint Ventures
  • For-profit subsidiaries
  • Lobbying, advocacy  and political activity
  • Private benefit and intermediate sanctions
  • Nonprofits Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit risk management
  • Reasonable Compensation
  • Social Enterprises
Here are some other ways that ALO may be able to assist your organization:

Administrative & Regulatory Law

- ALO can render advice and provide representation to your organization on a full range of procedural and substantive issues that arise between clients and federal or territorial governmental entities and agencies. This work includes regulatory matters, rulemaking, permitting, negotiations, administrative litigation, and compliance and enforcement issues and proceedings.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

- ALO can assist your organization in settling disputes outside of the courtroom through arbitration, mediation, early neutral evaluation and conciliation.  ALO’s goal is to achieve fast, equitable resolutions to disputes.  ADR can achieve an equitable resolution faster, more cost-effectively, and with greater confidentiality and control. ADR is especially appropriate for resolving disputes between parties who wish to continue their business relationship.

Government Relations

- ALO can be of assistance whether your nonprofit is involved in a dispute over the award or administration of a federal contract or grant or issues involving the promulgation, interpretation or compliance with federal regulations.  Also ALO can provide legislative services that include analysis of existing and proposed legislation, drafting new legislation, bill and regulation tracking, coalition development, and preparing issue position papers.  Services can also include the involvement of clients in hearings, various events, fundraisers, strategy meetings, concept development and attendance at conferences.

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Antonio “Tony” Arocho
(Member of District of Columbia and US Virgin Islands Bars)
Arocho Law Office
1629 K Street, N.W.
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
ph: 202.204.2218