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A Primer on Legal Issues for Non-Profit Organizations

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Produced on March 26, 2018

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Non-Profit

Course Description

At some point in their careers, attorneys may be approached by non-profit organizations to serve on a board or advise on a governance dispute or other legal matter. But many attorneys do not have a basic understanding of how non-profits are structured and which laws govern non-profit organizations. A litigator, for example, may be brought in to advise a non-profit organization on a governance dispute without understanding that the bylaws of such organizations must comply with relevant state laws. Attorneys who do not work with non-profit organizations on a regular basis may also confuse an organization’s tax-exempt status with its entity structure.

This course, taught by Associate General Counsel of the Bronx Defenders, Safia Hussain, is intended to provide attorneys with a basic foundation of the legal framework for non-profit organizations, as well as clarify some of the basic tax law concepts relevant to non-profit organizations. The course will also highlight some of the legal issues that may confront a non-profit organization on a day-to-day basis.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the basic legal framework for non-profit organizations
  2. Discuss basic tax law concepts that apply to non-profit organizations
  3. Highlight legal issues that non-profit organizations may face on a day-to-day basis

Credit Information

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Faculty

Safia Hussain

The Bronx Defenders

Prior to joining The Bronx Defenders, Ms. Hussain was an associate at the law firm of Ewenstein & Roth LLP, where she counseled nonprofit organizations on a broad range of corporate and tax law matters. She began her legal career as an associate in the corporate and litigation departments of the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.


Ms. Hussain is an honors graduate of Wellesley College and Rutgers University School of Law-Newark and has a LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law. She has served on the boards of several local and national nonprofit organizations. Ms. Hussain has also been an active member of the nonprofit law committees of several local and national bar associations.



Reviews

NM
Natasha M.

Speaker was really excellent and did a great job of covering a lot within a short timeframe.

ER
Elizabeth R.

Very informative; knowledgeable & clear speaker. Super useful!

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Loren P.

Nice overview of what is required to maintain Nonprofit status.

CH
Christine H.

Very thorough program even as an overview, thank you.

AG
Anna G.

Materials were excellent - very thorough and helpful. I'd love it if more presenters provided such detailed materials.

AC
Amanda C.

Very informative!

RK
Robert K.

Great presentation!

JC
John C.

great concise course

DS
Daniel S.

Well organized and well presented.

PF
Peggy F.

Overall good course. Very Informative.

CB
Christopher B.

Excellent list of issues for non-profits; great lecture with the appropriate level of detail. Thank you!

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JOSEPH F.

Good overview of the issues for a not-for-profit. Enjoyed the program.

MB
Mark B.

Good high-level overview of non-profits.

JN
John N.

The presenter was very familiar with the subject matter and offered appropriate examples of legal issues frequently encountered by non-profit organizations. Concentration on tax matters and suggesting particular sections of the Tax Code to refer to was most helpful.

KR
Karen R.

Very clear and straight forward.

RS
Roger S.

Good introductory course.

AG
alison g.

Very clear presentations.

DG
Dustin G.

Good

EC
Elizabeth C.

One of the best programs I've listened to so far. Substantive summary of relevant issues.

VW
Vernon W.

Good

MA
Mattie A.

Excellent

MC
Mary C.

Very informative

AW
Ann W.

Nice overall primer on what is important for non-profit in house counsel. Nicely organized and very well presented.

LK
Linda K.

This was a wonderful overview of issues any non-profit should be aware of and will be extremely helpful to attorneys asked to participate in non-profit boards. Thank you!

RD
Rebekah D.

Thank you

KG
Katherine G.

Massive amount of information. Very well organized. Good examples. Very helpful.

DD
Donald D.

presentation was well organized

JL
Joan L.

Very fine course

TL
Thomas L.

Very good overview of important creation and compliance issues.

SM
Steve M.

Excellent presentation with a lot of helpful practical tips.

TC
Thomas C.

Covers the basics in a down to earth format

CI
Christine I.

A very nice overview.

JA
John A.

Ms. Hussain needs to speak more clearly.

TL
Todd L.

Good

JH
James E H.

Excellent primer!

DG
Dennis G.

Well done. Very practical advice.

JH
Joseph H.

Good speaker

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