Trade Associations

Trade Associations Summary

Fraser Trebilcock represents a wide array of associations, with a diverse collection of legal needs. These groups may include trade associations, homeowners associations, campground associations, and labor unions with their affiliated associations. 

Some legal areas of particular importance:

  • Conducting Proper Meetings and Voting
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment
  • Legislative and Political Activities
  • National and International Resources
  • Organizational Compliance
  • Taxation

In addition, most associations are organized as nonprofit corporations which, under Michigan’s Nonprofit Corporation Act, create unique issues associations must address. This includes conducting proper member and board meetings, bylaw review, liability protection for officers and directors, and fiduciary obligations of officers and directors. We can assist your association in drafting and updating its corporate documents and its policies on various governance topics such as compliance, conflict of interest, record retention and whistleblower protection.