(Webcasts) Hot Topics in Not-for-Profits Law

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Program Co-Chair:
Tracy Boak
Perlman & Perlman LLP

Program Co-Chair:

Katherine Hughes
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • The pandemic has taken its toll on New York City’s most vulnerable populations, presenting our nonprofit community with significant challenges about how best to meet growing needs, how to enable individuals and families to access life’s essentials, and how to do it all in a legally compliant way. This year’s annual fall CLE program will bring together experts from academia, law firms, and nonprofits to explore how nonprofits are expanding services, revitalizing traditional programming, and innovating to support those most in need.

    The program will combine practical nuts-and-bolts learning for lawyers advising nonprofits, while also exploring topics that are of interest to and impact us all. The event will include a discussion of the contours of “poverty relief” under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including how nonprofits identify the boundaries for engaging in such activities and how those boundaries shift over time, as well as in-depth conversation about how nonprofits are structuring and re-structuring to help New Yorkers access the essentials, including food security and job training. The program will conclude with a tour through the innovative ways our communities – and the nonprofits that serve them – are pushing forward with concepts like mutual aid, fiscal sponsorship, and non-traditional governance models under the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law to bring their voices to these efforts.

    Program Fee:
    $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm Members: $99

  • Louise Carroll
    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

    Professor Michael L. Haber
    Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Community & Economic Development Clinic
    Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law and
    Director, Community & Economic Development Program
    Brooklyn Legal Services Corp

    Linda S. Manley
    Chief Legal Officer
    Enterprise Community Partners

    Joanna Pressman
    General Counsel
    Robin Hood Foundation

    Emily Ramos
    NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives

    Melissa Risser-Lovings
    Clinical Instruction, Supervising Attorney, Co-Director
    CEDC Clinic, CUNY School of Law

    Rafi Stern
    Staff Attorney
    Lawyers Alliance for New York

    Maura L. Whelan
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

  • 2:00pm – 2:05pm
    Katherine C. Hughes & Tracy Boak

    2:05pm – 2:55pm
    NYC Nonprofits and Increased Need in the Community
    • what qualifies as a tax-exempt activity under the code
    • how nonprofits may be pushing boundaries to lift up their communities
    • the meaning of “relief of the poor” in this context (is there any shift geographically / in light of the pandemic / in light of pushes for a living wage)
    • how fluid is the concept of a charitable class, who can be subsidized/who qualifies for programs
    Joanna Pressman, Maura L. Whelan

    2:55pm – 3:00pm

    3:00pm – 3:25pm
    Accessing the Essentials: Structuring Legally Compliant Job-Training Programs
    • job-training programs (who gets trained, where do the revenues go, how to structure this kind of program)
    • how nonprofits are responding and how their activities are responsive to their charitable purposes (including charitable class) while not generating UBIT
    Rafi Stern

    3:25pm – 3:30pm

    3:30pm – 3:55pm
    Accessing the Essentials: Nonprofits and Housing in NYC
    Louise Carroll, Linda S. Manley

    3:55pm – 4:00pm

    4:00pm – 4:50pm
    Communities Take Control – Upending the Status Quo
    • proactive efforts to meet need, including mutual aid groups
    • a wave of fiscal sponsorships
    • alternative governance models
    • the intersection with racial justice
    • other innovations in approaches as communities exercise autonomy with respect to how aid is delivered.
    Michael L. Haber, Emily Ramos, Melissa Risser-Lovings

    4:50pm – 5:00pm
    Concluding Remarks
    Katherine C. Hughes & Tracy Boak

  • New York: 3.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 3.0 General
    California: 3.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Non-Profit Organizations, Tracy Boak & Katherine Hughes, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org