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September 29, 2018

Some general basics to keeping your nonprofit legally squeaky clean!

Disclaimer: The following information does NOT constitute legal advice and is only for general educational purposes.  Each situation is different and specific legal issues usually require additional research and investigation, so do not rely on this article to address a particular legal issue; use this as a starting point to gain a general understanding.

Introduction: The Three Du...

A beautiful Friday with Hungarian Ambassador to the United Nations, Katalin Bogyay (to my left, your right), at the Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund Annual Gala.

This was such an honor, as I am 50% Magyar on my father's side (this one was for you grandma and grandpa!).

The Ambassador was incredibly gracious and gave a spell binding speech about her own story and growth as a journalist and diplomat. (and the food, of course, was enviable...

February 26, 2017

So, it’s Spring, the season of renewal.[1]  Winter’s chill begins to give way to the warming embrace of new beginnings, much like our New Year’s resolutions taking hold and blossoming into new ways of life.  Perhaps, this “something” in the air is the reason that lately I have been receiving so many questions about nonprofits.  Therefore, I am inspired to give a short talk on the way to give life to a dream to make the world a better place - how...

January 23, 2017

(Originally published in the NY Law Journal, in my role as Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section see below for further copyright information).

“The business of America is business” - Calvin Coolidge

The U.S. GDP is now close to an awe inspiring $18T,[1] and “small businesses” (generally defined as 500 or fewer employees) contributed around 46% of that total.[2]  As of 2013, there were 28 million of them (compared...

June 28, 2016

"It is better to give than to deceive."

- IRS

In our last article together we discussed three the duties of "Care, Loyalty and Obedience" by which (largely volunteer) directors of nonprofits must abide.  Today, we will dive a bit deeper in the Duty of Loyalty, and what that really means.  But first...

Disclaimer: The following information does NOT constitute legal advice and is only for general educational purposes.  Each situation is...

"A good deed is not just a duty, but above all, a privilege."

- Shari Arison
 

I thought I would take a break from my series on litigation issues, to go back to something close to my heart: working with nonprofits.  I mean, seriously, who doesn't love working with cute kittens, “happy trees and their friends,”[1] needy folks, and good causes?

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