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Courtney Darts

Of Counsel

courtney@perlmanandperlman.com

Practice

Courtney Darts has significant experience advising nonprofits on a wide range of corporate, governance, regulatory, and tax-exempt issues. As the former Legal Director at Pro Bono Partnership, she managed the Partnership’s legal program, overseeing a team of ten attorneys working in four offices and three states.   As Deputy Executive Director at Lawyers Alliance for New York, she interfaced regularly with the leadership of many nonprofit organizations.  In addition, Courtney has worked as a grant writer and has served on several nonprofit boards.

Representative Work
  • Counseled nonprofits on governance matters, including drafting bylaws and corporate governance policies and navigating conflicts of interest
  • Advised nonprofits on various issues related to fundraising, including the negotiation of commercial co-venture agreements, state charitable registration requirements, use of online fundraising platforms, and compliance with charitable gaming laws
  • Assisted new organizations with fiscal sponsorship, corporate formation, and application for tax-exempt status, including several “Friends of” international organizations
  • Advised several national nonprofits on corporate structure and tax considerations
Professional & Nonprofit Affiliations

New York City Bar Non-Profit Organizations Committee, Member

Education

Fordham University, School of Law, J.D.

Fairfield University, BA

Bar Admissions

New York

Connecticut

Recent Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys. Program Co- Chair and Panelist for Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, 2016 – 2021.

Pro Bono and Nonprofit Board Service. Pro Bono Institute Annual Conference, Washington D.C. 2017, Presenter

Update: Not For Profit Law, NYSBA Sixth Corporate Counsel Institute, New York, NY, 2015. Panelist

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