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.
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.
Very well put together and delivered. Also appreciated the instructor's energy.
Very good overview of legal/tax issues.
Informative and easy delivery
This was very good. I highly recommend it.
I loved the presenter. You can tell she is knowledgable and cares a great deal about the subject matter.
Good recommendations for actions that should be taken by a lawyer on a not-for-profit board.
Speaker was very well-prepared and easy to follow, this was a great presentation!
She is terrific and I will remember much of this in the future.
Well organized and well presented!
Should be mandatory for all lawyers serving on nonprofit boards or working with nonprofits
Very helpful presentation and materials. Thank you.
I think that the Lawline presentation are very good and I routinely rank them at 4. This was truly the best so far. The presenter did a fabulous job in distilling the relevant issues.
great advice for all attorneys who are thinking about serving on boards.
Excellent, Clear. Practical. presentation Best course I have had so far.
Too general. could use more examples.
Interesting and informative, especially regarding UBTI and insurance issues.
clear and very understandable
Very helpful as I've faced some of these issues serving on non-profit boards.
Good program for an attorney on a board or considering joining a board.
very good, & useful
Very helpful. Thank you!
Great information and delivery.
Terrific presentation and excellent overview and coverage of issues the non-corporate formation attorney would likely not register. Highly recommended!
Presenter talked a bit fast -- hard to deal with when so much information is conveyed. Still, very good program!
Presenter's information was practical, comprehensive, and very well prepared!