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February 25-March 3, 2020
Can the members of a for-profit limited liability company be the sole contributors to a charitable nonprofit corporation that provides scholarships for free medical services, where the services are provided by the LLC?  The LLC’s members comprise the majority of the nonprofit corporation’s Board of Directors. The for-profit LLC provides those services at no cost to the children or the nonprofit. There is no outside funding. We are in the process of filing Form 1023-EZ for 501(c)(3) exemption.  Will we pass the public support test to qualify as a public charity? Answer

Employment Law

February 24, 2020

The federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the National...Read more

Can Volunteer Protection Act protect from state wage claim?

How does the federal Volunteer Protection Act...

Employee denied workers’ comp for injury at “Fun Day”

A woman working as a cook for a nonprofit...

Senior center aide not covered by FLSA

A maintenance worker employed by a nonprofit...

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Lead Stories

February 24, 2020

An antique car museum in Maine that is a permissible beneficiary of a separate trust created by...

Lessons from Litigation

February 10, 2020

Old White Charities, which operates the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament on the Professional...Read more

Residuary beneficiary of trust may sue for losses

A private family foundation has been allowed...

Who decides whether association member complied with rules?

Who decides whether a member of a nonprofit...

“Donor” can’t challenge misuse of endowment under UPMIFA

A lawyer who arranged the transfer of...

Tax Matters

February 18, 2020

A federal District Court in the District of Columbia has dismissed a case challenging the...Read more

Donor Advised Funds continue to grow

The total number of donor advised funds and...

Friends of Library bookstore denied exemption from real estate tax

A “friends of the library” in Oregon is a...

Congress moves to repeal “parking tax”

Congress has moved to repeal the unpopular “...

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