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CLE Workshop: Current Issues in Advising Nonprofits

Friday March 22 , 2013

  • By: Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    599 Lexington Avenue
    2nd Floor
    New York, NY

Current Issues in Advising Nonprofit Organizations
A Lawyers Alliance Continuing Legal Education Program
Friday, March 22, 2013

REGISTRATION & SIGN-IN 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Life Cycle of a Nonprofit Organization: Nonprofits form a safety net for New York City's most vulnerable residents. This session will provide an overview of the legal issues confronting nonprofit boards and managers as their organizations strive to sustain and grow programs. Topics include: corporate structure and the role of the board; IRS and NYS regulatory oversight of charitable corporations; and significant organizational changes such as amendment of purposes. The morning session is transitional and provides 3.0 hours CLE credit: 1.5 professional practice, 1.5 skills credit.


FIRST AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Please Choose One)

Affordable Housing Development: This program will address the structure of affordable housing projects and the steps involved when an equity investor leaves a low-income housing tax credit project and the project ownership structure is reorganized. The discussion will include how to form a housing development fund corporation and the HDFC's role in tax credit projects. This session is transitional and provides 1.5 hours CLE credit: 1.0 professional practice, .5 skills credit.

OR

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation: This program will address the attorney-client relationship, conflicts of interest, and board service in the context of pro bono representation of nonprofit corporations. This session is transitional and provides 1.5 hours CLE credit: 1.5 ethics credit.


SECOND AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Please Choose One)

Debt Restructuring: This program will address the legal strategies that nonprofit organizations can deploy in order to reorganize their financial obligations, including out of court restructurings and filing for bankruptcy. This session is transitional and provides 1.5 hours CLE credit: 1.0 professional practice, .5 skills credit.

OR

Employment Law: This program will address important employment law issues encountered by nonprofit corporations in the current economic climate. This session is transitional and provides 1.5 hours CLE credit: 1.0 professional practice, .5 skills credit.

You will receive a total of 3.0 credits for attending two breakout sessions.


Lawyers Alliance Program Faculty includes: Nicole Cuttino, Staff Attorney; Michelle Maloney Friend, Pro Bono Manager; Elizabeth M. Guggenheimer, Deputy Executive Director; Linda S. Manley, Legal Director; Judith Moldover, Senior Staff Attorney; Hedwig O'Hara, Senior Staff Attorney; and Elizabeth Perez, Senior Staff Attorney.

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