Category: Nonprofit Governance

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Startup Alert : Key Agreements Every Startup Should Have

Essential Documents Having founded and run several startups, I understand the challenge of focusing on the mundane details related to corporate formation and governance.   But as an attorney, I can’t understate the importance of insuring that these foundational documents are tailored to …

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Why Delaware – The most popular state for new businesses and new nonprofits

Whenever a client comes to us to start a new nonprofit, one of the first topics we discuss is where to incorporate the new organization. We often recommend incorporation in Delaware, regardless of where the nonprofit plans to operate. Here are a …

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New Legal Developments Affect New York Organizations Using Independent Contractors

Yoga Instructors May Be Independent Contractors On October 25, 2016, in the Matter of Yoga Vida NYC,  a decision sure to have rippling effects through many industries, the New York State Court of Appeals–the highest court in New York State — ruled …

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Form 990-PF Filers Beware! The Tricky Double Negative of Part VII-B

Paying compensation to directors of tax exempt private foundations can be a delicate matter, especially for relatively modest family foundations.  Most foundation managers are aware that such compensation is generally permissible under the Internal Revenue Code, as long as the compensation is …

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