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Business Leagues, Social Justice & Super PACs: Campaign Finance for 501(c)(4) & (c)(6) Nonprofits

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Produced on October 15, 2020

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Course Information

Course Description

Ever since Citizens United, the forms of organization involved in politics in this country have changed radically. Corporations, labor unions, and others interested in the common good have a whole new toolbox for this new political landscape. Super PACs and the like have been applauded (and condemned) for their effect in shaping elections, but such entities have their own pitfalls to consider. Serving the same end but offering surprising benefits, 501(c)(4) & 501(c)(6) organizations can be an ideal way to make a political difference. In this course, attorney Todd Kulkin will discuss how these structures are designed to work, and he will give you the tools you need to understand how to navigate and utilize these entity types in America’s current political climate, and how to advise your clients in their use. 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the tax structure of 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations
  2. Navigate the regulations surrounding “issue education” and “issue advocacy”
  3. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of using these structures for political purposes
  4. Identify when to use the 501(c)(4) over the 501(c)(6), and vice versa
  5. Discuss current regulatory structures surrounding not-for-profit campaign finance, and why a 501(c)(4) may do more for you than a Super PAC

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Todd Kulkin

The Warren Law Group

Todd P. Kulkin practices in the areas of corporate, securities, and not-for-profit law. He is risk management and strategy focused, having graduated with a concentration in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) Law School in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Todd now serves as outsourced general counsel for start-up companies, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and abroad.

Todd began his legal career representing and advising Fortune 500 companies at one of the largest law firms in the US. In 2012, he departed that firm to open his own practice and joined the Warren Law Group in 2020. 

He has been honored by the Reuters publication Superlawyers as a “Rising Star” in business law for the New York Metro Area from 2014-2020. Only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40, or having been in practice less than 10 years, in the New York Metro Area are given this distinguished honor.

A consummate educator, Todd is dedicated to empowering his clients with the knowledge needed to accelerate growth and mitigate risk. He regularly teaches other attorneys about corporate, securities, and not-for-profit legal issues and is often contacted by those attorneys for advice.


Richard W.

Excellent program.

marc w.

very knowledgeable

Oyango S.

The presenter is very knowledgeable and effectively worked to engage participants through their questions.

James V.

Two very interesting presentations from Todd today.

Michael F.

Great job Todd!

Thaddeus A.

This class was great, I'm sorry I missed the earlier one.

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