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November 23-30, 2021
Can a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit be sold to a for-profit business? If so, does the for-profit buy the entire 501(c)(3) exempt status? And if so, does the nonprofit then cease to exist? What happens to the proceeds from said sale? One member of our board thinks we divide the profits amongst the membership. Is this legal? Profits have never been shared with members before.  Answer

Employment Law

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November 9, 2021

The founder of a 501(c)(3) charitable organization may pursue an age discrimination case...Read more

Courts dismiss complaint for failure to hire

As a plaintiff, you have to be concerned when...

Employee wins punitive damages for failure to accommodate

A former employee of a nonprofit family...

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Lead Stories

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November 22, 2021
The Build Back Better Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate... Read more
Named Beneficiary Has Standing To Contest Actions of Trustee

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reversed...

California to Regulate ‘Charitable Fundraising Platforms’

After years of uncertainty about the...

Court enjoins provisions regulating professional solicitor

A federal District Court in Connecticut has...

Lessons from Litigation

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October 12, 2021

A director of a nonprofit corporation who brought suit against her fellow directors for breach...Read more

Hawai’i AG may subpoena records for investigation

The Attorney General of Hawai’i is authorized...

Defamation plaintiff lacks standing to contest charity’s exemption

A plaintiff seeking damages for defamation...

Release fails to protect city from sinkhole liability

A broad release signed by a participant...

Tax Matters

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November 16, 2021

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling that a decedent’s estate is not...Read more

Exemption denied to drug-based religious group

The Internal Revenue Service has denied 501(c...

State senator deemed “disqualified person” of charity

A former state senator who operated a charity...

Tax Court affirms excess benefit taxes, penalties

In a rare case in which the imposition of...

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