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ALI-ABA Presents: Representing Non-Profits for Non-Specialists

June 23, 2011

In structuring nonprofits, the question often arises: “whose organization is it?” This 2-hour program, recorded on May 9, 2011, seeks to answer this question and more, particularly for non-specialists. Three practitioners who have worked extensively with nonprofits of all sizes and types discuss the critical issues and potential pitfalls in representing such organizations. They explain the confusing terminology in the field and how to distinguish the various types of nonprofits in order to understand which of the differing state and federal rules apply.


Co-chaired by Donald Kramer and Karl Emerson of Montgomery McCracken (Philadelphia, PA), this pre-recorded video course covers:

  • Drafting articles of incorporation and bylaws, board and volunteer liability, and the need for insurance.
  • Requirements for tax exempt status and filing tax information returns.
  • Enforcement of the rules by governmental officials and the media.
  • The “quid pro quo” and substantiation rules in the area of charitable contributions.
  • Charitable solicitation registration requirements.
  • Handling endowments and fundamental changes (mergers, acquisitions and dissolutions).

Joining Donald Kramer and Karl Emerson is Virginia Sikes of Montgomery McCracken. Although the panelists work primarily with Pennsylvania state law in their daily practice, general rules of other states are also referenced, particularly where they may differ from Pennsylvania law.

June 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Video Webcast of a Pre-recorded Video with Email Q&A.
Questions will be answered within 48 hours.


June 23, 2011