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Are New York State Laws Driving Nonprofits Away?




Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754
Sara Shannon
(212) 382-6656



Proposed Legislation Would Reform 40-year-old Not-for-Profit Corporation Law

New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law and administrative regulations create such a challenging environment that many practitioners advise New York nonprofits to incorporate in another state. Last spring, New York State’s legislature saw the introduction of A.5855/S.3678, a bill to revamp the N- PCL. This program, which will include key players in the proposed legislation, aims to provide a forum to exchange ideas about how best to reform the law.

Panel Discussion:
“Ideas for Change: A Conversation About Reforming New York’s Nonprofit Law and Regulations”

Monday, November 2 nd, 2009, 6 PM – 9 PM

New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44 th St., New York, NY

Frederick G. Attea
, Phillips Lytle LLP; Michael A. de Freitas, William C. Moran & Associates, P.C.; Committee on Revision of the Not-for-Profit Law, New York State Bar Association; Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky, Chairman, NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions; Allen Bromberger, Perlman & Perlman, LLP; Author, Getting Organized and Advising Nonprofits; Former Executive Director, Lawyers Alliance for New York; James Fishman, Professor, Pace University School of Law; Co-Author, New York Nonprofit Law and Practice; Pamela Mann, Law Offices of Pamela Mann, LLC; Former Chief, Charities Bureau, NY Attorney General’s Office; Barbara Schatz, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Columbia Law School Nonprofit Organizations/Small Business Clinic; Chair, Nonprofit Working Group

Moderator: David W. Lowden, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP; Committee on Nonprofit Organizations

Free of Charge. Open to the Public.

Sponsored by the New York City Bar Committee on Nonprofit Organizations.

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