Nonprofit Law 201 for Journalists

This post follows up on our previously published post Nonprofit Law 101 for Journalists and is intended to provide additional information to journalists and news organizations about federal tax laws applicable to 501(c)(3) organizations and common state corporate and charitable trust laws applicable to charitable nonprofits. The brief answers to the following questions are simplified […]

Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2022

2022 was the year many of us treated as the one that followed the COVID pandemic, even though that’s not true at all. It was the year of the midterm elections, scary inflation figures, huge corporate profits, ever-continuing gun violence, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and increasing skepticism of policies that allow for and encourage […]

Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations

Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations is a treatise on the law of charities published by the American Law Institute. Restatements are highly respected secondary sources relied upon by lawyers, academics, judges, and others as persuasive, but not binding, authority. This Restatement, published in 2021, is the first one focused on the law of charities […]

Lawyers as Social Innovators: Guest Lecture 2018

Earlier today I had the wonderful opportunity to guest lecture at Scott Curran‘s  Lawyers as Social Innovators class at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here are my notes for the class: Introduction – Nonprofit Law On one side of the street you see: a theatre, a clothing store, a restaurant, a […]

Nonprofit Law and Ethics

Nonprofits are subject to laws with which they must comply or face the possibility of legal penalties. But they are also subject to ethical expectations from their key stakeholders. Certainly, many ethical standards are codified in the law. For example, compensating an executive of a charity an excessive amount may be considered both unethical and […]

Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014

Here are some selected highlights from NEO Law Group over the past year that we hope you’ll find helpful. 2014 was also highlighted by an addition to Erin’s family and Michele’s graduation and passage of the bar exam! Amazing year for all of us. Blog Posts Governance What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually? Executive Succession: […]

CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention

This year’s CalNonprofits Policy Convention is an assembly of nonprofit leaders with thought-provoking views and insights on the crucial policy issues facing nonprofit organizations today. It is designed to spark dialogue and “big-picture” thinking. I’ll be joining Public Counsel senior staff attorney Sarah Stegemoeller in presenting a Pre-Convention workshop on Hot Topics in Nonprofit Law: A […]

Tweets of the Week – 3/19/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Burden higher for nonprofit hospitals, Illinois Supreme Court Says (Chicago Tribune 3/19/10) – Provena GTak: The Art of the Steal – an interesting rebuttal to Charity Governance Blog's opinion of the underlying case: GTak: The Art of the Steal. Charity Governance Blog […]

Nonprofit Law Crash Course Presentation

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of guest lecturing for an MBA class on nonprofit management.  My thanks to Professor Michael O'Neill for the invitation and to the students at USF.   Here is an abbreviated version of the PowerPoint presentation I created:  Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Law Crash Course