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Board Service a Serious Commitment

February 6, 2013


Don Kramer and Jennie Sikes discuss strategies for attracting top talent.

Donald W. Kramer and Virginia P. Sikes, attorneys with Montgomery McCracken, were panelists for the CLE titled “Safeguarding Your Nonprofit Organization – What You Need to Know,” a program planned and presented in conjunction with EisnerAmper and The Odell Studner Group at The Union League of Philadelphia.  Kramer and Sikes discussed strategies for attracting top quality individuals to serve charitable organizations’ boards and the due diligence required on both sides of the recruitment process.

Kramer has more than 35 years of experience dealing with the concerns of nonprofit organizations, not only as a lawyer, but also as a teacher, writer, publisher and board member. He works with nonprofits of all types and sizes, helping structure start-up situations and restructure multi-organizational health and educational systems. He counsels on a wide range of matters, including nonprofit corporate structure and governance, private and community foundations, continuing care retirement communities, exempt organization taxation, low-income housing tax credit transactions, real estate, charitable giving and other nonprofit issues. Kramer is the editor and publisher of Don Kramer’s Nonprofit Issues®.

Sikes is a partner in the Business Department and member of the Tax Section at Montgomery McCracken. She serves as the firm’s financial partner and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Her practice concentrates on tax controversies, state and local taxation, and tax-exempt organizations, including foundations.  She has served as counsel to other law firms on tax-exempt and state and local tax issues and represents national corporations in Pennsylvania corporate net income, franchise and sales tax controversies.