Governmental and Nonprofit Law

The attorneys at Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP promptly and professionally address legal needs and provide legal services for nonprofit organizations and government entities.

Governmental Law

Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP offers a full-service public sector practice for governmental entities of all sizes.  Our representation of various levels of government (i.e., county, municipal, township) provide us with a breadth of knowledge for assisting the governmental entity itself and its associated boards, commissions, agencies, offices, departments, and officials.  We understand that the needs of a governmental entity include:

  • General advice and counsel
  • Advice and assistance in the implementation of governmental programs
  • Drafting bid documents, contracts, ordinances, regulations, and rules
  • Guidance and compliance with respect to employment law, school law, and other state and federal laws
  • Guidance and compliance with public access and public records
  • Representation in judicial and administrative proceedings at the federal, state and local levels
  • Representation in condemnation proceedings
  • Defending litigation brought against the governmental entity

We have represented and assisted local government units in Elkhart County for over 50 years.

Nonprofit Law

Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP is counsel of record for a variety of non-profit organizations including foundations, churches, civic groups and nonprofit organizations, including artistic, educational, civic, health and service organizations.  We provide assistance in the establishment of the non-profit organization, including obtaining the relevant state and federal status recognitions.  We then provide assistance with all phases of the non-profit organization’s existence.  We represent charities and individuals in all areas of planned giving, family foundations and charitable trusts. The experienced non-profit business attorneys at Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP provide non-profit entities in Elkhart County and surrounding areas with legal solutions that reflect clarity, integrity and expertise.  We align the business and legal advice offered to a non-profit entity with the organization’s underlying mission.

Contact the firm

When you need an attorney, contact the law offices of Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP at 574-533-1171 or contact the firm online. Conveniently located across the street from the Elkhart County Circuit Courthouse in Goshen, Indiana, the firm regularly assists clients with a broad range of legal issues.