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Nonprofit Law in the 21st Century: The Changing Landscape in Federal & State Law

Length: 2 hours 37 minutes

Never before, in the 40 plus years since New York’s nonprofit law statute was enacted, has the potential for meaningful legislative reform been so great.  As the same time, on the federal  level, the tax deduction for charitable contributions, long regarded as sacrosanct, has come under scrutiny by fiscal austerity proponents in Congress.  This program will provide an overview of those areas of nonprofit law that either recently experienced, or appear primed to undergo, major changes.  The program will review the current state of the law in these areas to enhance participants’ understanding of the nature and significance of the contemplated changes.  The program will also consider sister state alternatives for practitioners disinclined to incorporate under New York law.  The bill introduced at the request of the New York Attorney General and passed by the Assembly and the Senate on the final day of the Spring 2013 legislative session will be highlighted, particularly those aspects of the proposals aimed at simplifying and lessening burdens in new York.   On the federal side the program will include a discussion of possible limitations on or elimination of the charitable deduction and a possible rethinking of what it means to be a charity under federal law.

Program Co-Chairs: Robert Pigott, Vice President and General Counsel, Phipps Houses & David Samuels, Duval & Stachenfeld LLP


9:00-9:10    Introduction
              David Samuels & Robert Pigott

9:10-9:50       The Practical Consequences of Incorporating in New York State  
               David W. Lowden

9:50-10:30    The Delaware Alternative            
                  Victoria B.  Bjorklund

10:30-10:40    Break

10:40-11:20    The Prognosis for Reform in New York            
                  Robert Pigott

11:20-12:00    The Current Re-Examination of the Charitable Deduction            
                  John Sare

CLE credit: NY: 3.0 professional practice
NJ: 3.0 general
CA & PA: 2.5 general MCLE

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Nonprofit Law in the 21st Century Coursebook
  • Affirmation Document