Advanced Issues in Non-Profit Law

(473 Ratings)

Produced on: March 26, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 99 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

Non-Profit organizations are corporate entities given different tax treatment than their for-profit counterparts, to suit their special purposes. As such, they can be subject to a litany of issues; if a corporate attorney is not careful in making their recommendations, they can cause their clients significant problems down the line. If an attorney takes the time to learn the field, however, there are tools and tricks to significantly benefit their clients.

Join non-profit corporate attorney Todd Kulkin as he provides a top-line view into a selection of these issues. This discussion will enable you to spot problems as they arise, help your clients avoid common pitfalls many non-profits fall into without even realizing, and provide you with some new tools to benefit your non-profit clients.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the basics of for-profit/non-profit partnerships opportunities available through fiscal sponsorships
  2. Discover the “friends-of” tool for tax-exempt donor aggregation
  3. Manage international compliance issues
  4. Address the taxonomy of the tax-exempt: how to identify different types of federally recognized tax-exempt status, including liability shielding tax-exempt pass through structures
  5. Dissect the Johnson Amendment: understanding the amendment and advising clients on the impact of Trump’s Executive Order
  6. Avoid private inurement problems in complex transactions
  7. Grasp the importance of prophylactic provisions: how to save tax-exempt funds from fraudulent conveyances


Todd Kulkin

Law Offices of Todd Kulkin

Todd Kulkin specializes in providing legal advice to small/medium sized businesses, start-ups, and non-for-profit organizations. He started his legal career at a large New York law firm. While working for that firm, his time was split between two practice areas: general liability defense and providing corporate and regulatory advice to major corporations. He uses his experience as a civil defense litigator to advise clients about their liability posture and how to mitigate. He left the firm to start his own practice in 2012 and, since then, has expanded his expertise to intellectual property and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Todd graduated with Honors from Brandeis University and with a J.D. in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Law.


An animal lover, Todd sits as Director of Corporate Relations for Mighty Mutts & Meows: a no-kill, 501c3, all volunteer animal rescue organization in New York City.



Dirck H.

Exactly on point for what I am working on.

Jeffrey S.

I work for a non-profit and this was helpful.

Thomas G.

Very good presentation.

Teresa H.

Great program. Very knowledgeable presenter.

Robert N.


Jayme M.

Great course! Thank you.

Helen K.

One of the best online CLEs I've seen!

Ed C.

Excellent course, course materials and presenter. Highly recommend.

Eboni H.

This was one of mostinformative cles i have listened to in a few years.

Marjorie C.

Todd is fabulous!

Gaston W.

Could not have been a better organized and well-done presentation. Excellent.

Timothy O.

Very well done. I practice law in this area and the presenter did a good job with the course material.

Kathryn S.

Todd is a great nonprofit SME

Heather M.

Very engaging and energetic presenter.

Natasha S.

Todd is AWESOME!! Love his style and the info. SOOOOOOO Knowledgeable! Respect.

Joseph K.

Very effective and dynamic presenter.

Salvatore M. L.

very well done

Maryjane L.

This was a good presentation. I f I had a stronger base knowledge in this area, I believe I could have gained even more.

Donald D.

very informative

Chris T.

Good demonstratives

Shana B.

Wonderful and useful information

Thomas C.


Robert S.

Excellent presentation

Frederick B.

good content

Gwen I.

Excellent! Presenter very knowledgeable, content so useful! Thank you!

Pamela T.

Speaker was very knowledgeable.

Mara H.

As an attorney who provides pro bono assistance to some small 501(c)(3) animal rescues, I found this very helpful.

Mary C.

Very well done, practical, informative and clear

Joel M.

This instructor is always terrific!

Richard F.

The presenter covered an amazing breadth of relevant material, providing a good overall context, and also specific pointers on matters of high importance, along with written materials that allow further study. I've been in numerous non-profit trainings and this one was good, especially when coupled with earlier CLE on the basics. Thank you.

Antoine M.

Good review of topic and good moderator support

TeriMichelle J.

Presenter was well versed on substantive material and easy to understand. Highly recommend

Jerald F.

This was the best presenter I have listened to on Lawline. The others were good, but he is the best.

Robert S.

Excellent presentation.

Paul M.

Very helpful presentation for me as a General Counsel.

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