Hot Topics in Not-For-Profit Law

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Program Co-Chairs:
Jackie Ewenstein
Ewenstein & Roth LLP
Amarah Sedreddine
Sedreddine & Whorisky LLP

  • 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.  In its annual evening CLE program, “Hot Topics in Not-for-Profit Law,” the Non-Profit Organization Committee is bringing together a diverse array of experts representing academia, in-house counsel and law firms to reflect on the current occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Tax Reform Act of 1969, which enacted sweeping changes in the federal tax law governing private foundations and established their current regulatory regime.

    The program will provide in-depth, practical learning for lawyers advising both private foundations and public charities, as well as those interested in the nonprofit sector generally. The evening will include an overview of private foundation law and an evaluation of its effectiveness; legal guidance on how funders and funding recipients can increase impact through program related investments; best practices in drafting and negotiating grant agreements; and recent legal developments related to other charitable-giving vehicles including donor-advised funds.

    Live Program & Webcast: $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $99 for Members
    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Roger Colinvaux
    Professor of Law, Catholic University School of Law

    Jillian Diamant
    Deputy General Counsel
    Ford Foundation

    Robin Krause
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Christine Looney
    Deputy Director of Mission Investments
    Ford Foundation

    Kevin Roe
    Simpson Thacher

    Jane Wilton
    General Counsel
    The New York Community Trust

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm Introduction  

    Jackie Ewenstein & Amarah Sedreddine

    6:05 pm – 6:40 pm Overview and Comment on Private Foundation Legal Regime

    • Have the rules achieved what they intended?
    • What alternatives are funders pursuing?

    Professor Roger Colinvaux

    6:40 pm – 7:25 pm Program Related Investments

    Jillian Diamant & Christine Looney

    7:25 pm – 7:35 pm Break
    7:35 pm – 8:05 pm Drafting and Negotiating Grant Agreements

    Kevin Roe

    8:05 pm – 8:50 pm Alternatives to Private Foundations:   Donor Advised Funds

    Jane Wilton & Robin Krause

    8:50 pm – 9:00 pm Closing Remarks / Final Questions

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    3.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
    3.1 General
    3.0 General
    2.5 General

  • This program has been generously sponsored by:

    Ewenstein and Roth

    Sedreddine & Whoriskey

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Non-Profit Organizations, Jackie Ewenstein  and Amarah Sedreddine, Co-Chairs

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