Bergeron Law & Advising

For Organizations on a Mission

and Their Leaders

Nicole Bergeron is an attorney and an experienced social sector leader:
Executive Director, Board Chair, Treasurer, President, Trustee, Secretary, CEO
Ms. Bergeron has worked in each of these roles at a social impact organization.

She knows the satisfaction and the pressure of leading an organization on a mission.

How could a

lawyer help





What advising


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Giving Should Be Easy

Giving money away should be a source of joy, not fatigue.

Whether you want to create a foundation or already have one, Bergeron Law & Advising can help you...

  • align your structure with what you're trying to accomplish

  • refine your mission, vision, and values

  • conduct due diligence on grantees

  • build grant dockets for board meetings

  • avoid the pitfalls of private foundation rules like self-dealing and disqualified persons

  • create common-sense grant agreements


Bergeron Law & Advising can help.


Helping Social Impact Leaders

It's hard enough to make an impact as a social entrepreneur.

Let Bergeron Law & Advising help you be

more effective and less stressed.

  • Does your board want to change the bylaws?

  • Have your volunteers signed confidentiality agreements?

  • Are your board meetings a frustrating waste of time?

  • Does your board stay in its lane?

  • Do you need help obtaining a tax exemption as you launch? 

Bergeron Law & Advising can help.


Sunday Comes Every Week

The pace of church life is



And, no one goes into ministry

because they want to manage...

  • pastoral housing allowances

  • local church governance

  • equity share agreements

  • tax-exemption applications, or

  • board meetings

Whether your congregation is Main Line, Evangelical, or Non-Denominational; meets in a house or on a large campus; is Staff-led or Lay-led; has an Elder Board or Leadership Team; has an Executive Pastor or not...

Bergeron Law & Advising can help.


Clear Communication


Expert Guidance


Professional & Thorough


Nicole Bergeron is a Californian, through and through. Born at UCSF in the Summer of Love.

Ms. Bergeron got her B.A. in International Relations at UC Davis. She has a joint degree in law and public policy: J.D., UC Hastings Law; M.P.P., Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley.

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