Important Considerations for Lawyers Serving on Non-Profit Boards

(198 Ratings)

Produced on: April 04, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

As a lawyer, it’s likely that you’ve been asked to serve on a non-profit board (or will be asked soon). Lawyers can bring valuable skills to board service and offer a different perspective based on their experience in issue spotting and risk management. However, it’s important that you and the non-profit organization are on the same page regarding your obligations as a board member and how those obligations differ from serving as legal counsel to the organization.

Join Katherine Morgan Breslin, Esq., an attorney focusing on tax-exempt and non-profit organizations, for a discussion regarding the role of lawyers on non-profit boards.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the charitable sector
  2. Identify potential liability and available protections
  3. Examine the fiduciary duties of directors
  4. Explore special considerations for lawyers
  5. Consider recommendations for protecting the organization and its directors

Faculty

Katherine Breslin

Laura Solomon, Esq. & Associates

Katherine Breslin is a Senior Associate at Laura Solomon & Associates, where she forms and advises nonprofit, charitable organizations. She joined the firm in July 2011. Previously, she was an associate with Hunton & Williams LLP in Dallas, Texas and practiced in federal taxation and corporate matters serving nonprofit and for-profit entities. Before relocating to Philadelphia, Katherine was actively involved in pro bono work in Dallas, Texas, serving on the Texas Pro Bono Committee of Hunton & Williams LLP. As part of her work with the Committee, Katherine was instrumental in the formation of the nonprofit sub-practice group which connects Texas charities in need of legal assistance with volunteer Hunton attorneys. She is a graduate of the 2008-2009 Leadership Arts Institute (a program of Business Council for the Arts), and served on the Standing Committee for the Leadership Arts Alumni Association.

Katherine received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Rhodes College (Memphis, Tennessee) in 1998 and her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 2001. She also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She is admitted to the state bars of Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas.  Katherine frequently speaks to lawyers, accountants, and fundraising professionals on nonprofit, corporate, and tax issues.

Reviews

RG
Rachel G.

Good program for an attorney on a board or considering joining a board.

CG
Carol G.

very good, & useful

WJ
William J.

Quite helpful.

KF
Kenneth F.

Very helpful. Thank you!

TD
Tara D.

thank you

ME
Matt E.

Excellent!

EM
Edgar M.

Great information and delivery.

SS
Shellie S.

Terrific presentation and excellent overview and coverage of issues the non-corporate formation attorney would likely not register. Highly recommended!

EC
Ethan C.

Presenter talked a bit fast -- hard to deal with when so much information is conveyed. Still, very good program!

PB
Patricia B.

Presenter's information was practical, comprehensive, and very well prepared!

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