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May 21-28, 2019
A prospective donor wants to donate a family farm to us for placement in a donor advised fund at our small community foundation.  The donor realizes that an appraisal of the property would normally be required to support the fair market value of the charitable gift.  However, the donor has identified an interested buyer who is willing to pay $1.5 million for it. He knows not to sign any sale documents until after the gift takes place.  Does he still need an appraisal if the property is sold shortly after the gift is made or does the sale price determine the value of the gift for tax purposes... read more

Employment Law


Despite his vow of poverty and commitment to provide all of his property to his religious order...Read more

No age discrimination against worker about to retire

The Court of Appeals of Minnesota has...

Equal treatment not defense against whistleblower claim

An employee’s claim under a state...

“Ministerial exception” does not stop ADA claim

The “ministerial exception” that protects...

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Lead Stories


A California appellate court has reversed a trial court decision that a director of a public...

Lessons from Litigation

May 21, 2019

When a foundation was administratively dissolved shortly before the death of a donor, it was...Read more

Federal court dismisses UPMIFA case

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Unincorporated association needs attorney to sue

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Nonprofit can be liable for harassment of patient

A nonprofit healthcare organization can be...

Tax Matters

May 14, 2019

The IRS has recognized the Internet as a valid means of communication for private schools...Read more

Estate tax deduction may be reduced by subsequent events

An estate tax deduction for the value of...

Court upholds constitutionality of parsonage allowance

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has...

No deduction for gift of house for “deconstruction”

The federal District Court in Maryland has...

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