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September 19-26, 2023
A founder and director of a small 501(c)(3) corporation will be "dissolving" the entity after 25 years, but would like to pass on the name and nonprofit status to a new slate of directors who share a similar mission. Are there legal matters to contend with in this situation, or is it a simple matter of electing a new board? Answer

Employment Law

July 25, 2023

A Black woman employee fails to state an actionable claim for a hostile work environment...Read more

Former exec may pursue breach of non-disparagement agreement

A former executive of a Washington, D.C....

Takeover nonprofit did not discriminate against pregnant employee

A nonprofit behavioral health organization...

Volunteer director of nonprofit not covered by Title VII

A volunteer director of a nonprofit homeowner...

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Lead Stories

August 22, 2023
The California Supreme Court has overruled an appellate court decision that said that a director... Read more

Lessons from Litigation

July 18, 2023

A nonprofit senior center that provides social events for its members has no obligation to...Read more

(c)(3) with over 500 employees not entitled to EAJA fees

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 500...

Statute of limitations dooms claim for board seat

The statute of limitations has doomed a claim...

Tax Matters

August 22, 2023

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the imposition of an $8,465,000 penalty for the...Read more

IRS says NIL collectives are probably not exempt

The Internal Revenue System has issued a...

LLC without charity language denied exemption

A single member limited liability company...

Church program for vets exempt from tax

A church building providing services for...

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