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Recaps from Proskauer’s 20th Annual Trick or Treat Tax Exempt Seminar

Posted in Governance

Proskauer’s 20th Annual Trick or Treat Seminar was held on Friday, October 30. The Seminar discussed: Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013: Recent Developments and Outstanding Issues Recent Developments in Independent Contractor Misclassification Purpose Investing for Charities Benefits Update Amanda Nussbaum welcomed everyone to the 20th Annual Trick or Treat Seminar, commented on some of the trends… Continue Reading

New York Attorney General Issues Guidance on Not-for-Profit Law

Posted in Governance

In April, the New York State Attorney General’s office released guidance addressing key provisions of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.   For in-depth analysis of the Attorney General’s guidance, click here for an article by Proskauer attorneys Roger Cohen and Ellen Moskowitz.  For this blog’s coverage of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation law, click here…. Continue Reading

Proskauer Lawyers Across the Globe Work to Help the Children of Cambodia

Posted in Uncategorized

Our work on behalf of our client, Angkor Hospital for Children (“AHC”), in Siem Reap, Cambodia, reached a milestone with a New York Supreme Court order on September 15, 2014, transferring all the assets from a New York not-for-profit organization, Friends Without a Border (“FWAB”), to a Hong Kong company limited by guarantee, Angkor Hospital… Continue Reading

Rollout Challenges for New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act, Effective July 1, 2014

Posted in Governance

The rollout of the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “Revitalization Act”), effective July 1, 2014, is causing challenges for many New York charities as the compliance date approaches.  For more information on the challenges resulting from the rollout of the Revitalization Act, click here.  For more coverage on the Revitalization Act, click here.

Governor Cuomo Signs New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013

Posted in Governance

The New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “Act”), which was passed by the New York State legislature in June, was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo last week. The Act seeks to modernize the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law (the “NPCL”), and is the first major overhaul of the NPCL in four decades…. Continue Reading

Recaps from Proskauer’s 18th Annual Trick or Treat Tax Exempt Seminar

Posted in Governance

Proskauer’s 18th Annual Trick or Treat Seminar was held on Thursday, October 31. The Seminar discussed: Statutory Authority of New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau Proposed Revisions to New York’s’ Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Impact of United States v. Windsor on Health Insurance and Retirement Plans and Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act In her… Continue Reading

New York Legislature Passes Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 — Governor Action Pending

Posted in Governance

In what is characterized as a “Revitalization Act,” and which certainly is a modernization, the New York State legislature has passed and placed before Governor Andrew Cuomo changes to the Not-for-Profit (“NFP”) Corporation Law. The current version of the law, if signed by the Governor, will allow for use of electronic communications (e-mail and fax) more… Continue Reading

New York Attorney General Issues Proposed Regulations to Require Nonprofits to Publicly Disclose Their Political Expenditures and Their Donors’ Identities

Posted in Governance, Political Campaign Activity

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued proposed regulations that would require many nonprofit organizations to annually disclose certain information about their political spending and their donors’ identities.  According to the Attorney General, the proposed regulations are in response to nonprofit organizations, in particular Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, that have engaged in… Continue Reading

New York Attorney General Issues Best Practices for “Pink Ribbon” and Other Cause Marketing Campaigns

Posted in Charitable Giving, Governance

“Cause marketing campaigns,” or “commercial co-ventures” (i.e., advertising campaigns in which a company indicates that the purchase or use of its products will result in a charitable contribution) have long been a popular fundraising tool for charities. Some state charity authorities regulate cause marketing campaigns with a variety of requirements; some states do not regulate… Continue Reading

Attorney General Issues Guide on the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act

Posted in Endowments

           On March 17, 2011, the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau published “A Practical Guide to the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act” (the “Guide”).  The Guide provides a summary of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (“NYPMIFA”) as well as practical guidance on its application. Although the Guide… Continue Reading