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Helping you serve others.

You want to fill a need in your community but dealing with all the legal requirements seems overwhelming. Organizing a bike drive for Christmas or feeding vulnerable families are projects you can tackle, but dealing with the IRS? No thanks.


Here at the Law Office of Emily Cook, we are experienced at helping you lay a foundation that maximizes your mission and contemplates growth. We can help you with required state and federal filings, obtaining tax-exempt status, establishing by-laws and forming a board.

– Emily Cook

Get started changing the world, one community at a time.

Write down your dream mission, find two friends to join you and then reach out to us using the form below. We’ve helped put needed dollars into rural public school classrooms, provided a home for victims of domestic violence and created a community wellness program. Don’t let another year go by without putting your fantastic idea to work serving your community. Start today and together we will make a difference.

  • Choice of corporate governance structure
  • State incorporation
  • Obtaining federal tax-exempt status
  • Mission statements
  • By-laws
  • Board governance
  • Ongoing nonprofit corporate governance needs

Roads we can help you walk through:


We can help you lay a foundation that maximizes your mission and contemplates growth. It is our passion to help you help others. We can help with required state and federal filings, obtaining tax-exempt status, establishing bylaws and forming a board.

Campaign finance

We can guide you through how to legally raise and spend funds, required political disclaimers on advertising and filing reports in a timely manner. We’ve helped Texas folks stay out of hot water while they’re successfully advocating in their communities.

Patient advocacy

When caring for loved ones in a Texas hospital, many families are surprised to learn that Texas law allows hospitals and physicians to remove life-support from a patient over the objections of their family.  We can help you when disagreements erupt.

Family Law

When dealing with a family law dispute, you are undoubtedly going through the most trying times of your life. Heartbreak, fear, and uncertainty top your list. We are ready to help you navigate these difficult waters in your time of need.

General practice

Our general practice areas consist of legal work commonly needed to serve rural communities: Wills, Powers of Attorney; contract negotiations, guardianships, labor and employment and other areas.



Admitted to Federal Courts in the Eastern District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas

From Our Clients

We are very pleased to have formed partnerships with our clients to help them achieve their goals. Here’s what they have to say about it:

“HD N.E.A.T. used Emily Cook to help us get our charitable organization and non-profit paperwork, and she was awesome.”

Donna Cain


“Emily is incredibly capable, responsible and experienced. She helped my team get our 501c3 status and guided us through the process with prolific knowledge and grace. While you always hope your attorney will be proficient, it was a true gift to have one who was also a joy to work with.”

Mary Poston

The dWELLing

“Working with Emily has been such a joy. Having her for our extensive legal work, as well as day-to-day compliance questions that arise, is invaluable and our organization is better off for having her.”

Charles Blain

Urban Reform