Fort Bragg, CA asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Trademark for California

Q: Is registration required in CA. to start an org. with voluntary membership that doesn't accept any donations or dues?

I am referring to an activist organization. An organized group of like-minded individuals with a purpose. One with completely voluntary members. No membership fees, no donations accepted.

1 Lawyer Answer
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This is a business formation question, and you need to consult with a business formation or "transactional law" attorney to present your situation to him/her fully and discuss your options. There really is too little information here to respond. What kind of organization? Sub S corp? maybe. What kind of registration are you speaking about? SoS registration for Corp or LLC? maybe.

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