Hot Topics in Not-for-Profit Law

Monday, October 29, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Program Co-Chairs:

Tara Herman

Tara Herman
Associate General Counsel
Girl Scouts of the USA

Jennifer Reynoso

Jennifer Reynoso
General Counsel
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

  • There are thousands of nonprofit organizations in New York City. They include schools, hospitals, cultural institutions, social services agencies, foundations, advocacy groups, and professional associations. Providing counsel to nonprofit organizations requires knowledge and understanding of corporate and tax laws and regulatory regimes that often differ from those applicable to for-profits.

    This program is designed to bring those who counsel nonprofits (whether as inside or outside counsel) and board members up to date on the latest issues facing their organizations. Our program will provide an update on the most important developments affecting non-profits over the last year. The program will cover new legislation and regulatory guidance, federal and state enforcement actions, and other recent developments.

    Live Program & Webcast: $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    Government/Nonprofit/Academic/Student: Free for Members | $149 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: Free for Members | $219 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $99 for Members

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (earliest admission 2016-2018 in any state or country), or Judges (and their staff) attend this program for free.


  • Kevin E. Roe
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

    Andrew Schulz
    General Counsel
    New Venture Fund and Arabella Advisors LLC

    Lauren Simpson
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Tim Tobin
    Hogan Lovells US LLP


  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm Introduction  
    Jennifer Reynoso
    6:05 pm – 6:30 pm Tax Law & IRS Updates Affecting the Nonprofit Sector

    • Donor Disclosure Developments
    • UBIT Guidance
    • SALT Regulations
    • Recent Rulings of Interest.

    Kevin Roe

    6:30 pm – 7:10 pm Fiscal Sponsorships

    • The Basic Legal Structures of Fiscal Sponsorship Arrangements
    • How They Can be Used
    • Common Challenges
    • Effective Practices.

    Andrew Schulz

    7:10 pm – 7:20 pm Break
    7:20 pm – 7:50 pm “Your Purchase Will Benefit Charity.” – Cause Marketing

    • Legal Issues
    • Regulatory and Charity Watchdog Guidance
    • Best Practices for Nonprofits Interested in Participating in “Portion of the Proceeds” Deals

    Tara Herman

    7:50 pm – 8:20 pm Charitable Solicitations in the Internet Age

    • Crowdfunding
    • Use of Social Media
    • Compliance Issues  

    Lauren Simpson

    8:20 pm – 9:00 pm Privacy and Cybersecurity

    • How the proliferation of privacy laws globally, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, may impact your organization and how to develop strategies to comply with such laws while enabling reasonable uses of personal data.
    • How to prepare for and address cyber security incidents and meet notification obligations while minimizing legal liability for your organization.

    Tim Tobin


  • CLE Credit
    3.0 Professional Practice
     3.3 general
     3.0 general
     2.5 general


  • Sponsoring Association Committee: Non-Profit Organizations Committee | Jennifer Reynoso, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships Manager | (212) 382-6608 |